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Aug 02 2016
zukerrach
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31 female
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
General Run, AZ 
General Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Aug 02 2016
zukerrach
Run/Jog5.00 Miles 134 AEG
Run/Jog5.00 Miles      50 Mns   6.00 mph
134 ft AEG
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Ice Age and Glacier Drumlin trails. Harder than it should have been!
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Jul 23 2016
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31 female
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Packer Kickoff 5k, WI 
Packer Kickoff 5k, WI
 
Run/Jog avatar Jul 23 2016
zukerrach
Run/Jog3.10 Miles 55 AEG
Run/Jog3.10 Miles      28 Mns   47 Secs6.46 mph
55 ft AEG
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James told us about this one: a run around (and through!) Lambeau Stadium to kick off the training season. It was a hot and humid day, but not as bad as everyone was expecting. They had video cameras set up in the stadium to record and stream us up onto the jumbo-trons as we ran around the field, which was kinda neat. James and Jared both looked cool, dry, and rested by the time I finished, which I thought was pretty rude. They could have at least pretended they had only just finished! ;]
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Apr 30 2016
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31 female
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Ice Age Trail- Northern West Bend Segment, WI 
Ice Age Trail- Northern West Bend Segment, WI
 
Hiking avatar Apr 30 2016
zukerrach
Hiking5.12 Miles 594 AEG
Hiking5.12 Miles   1 Hour   44 Mns   3.17 mph
594 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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I meant for us to do the whole West Bend segment of the Ice Age Trail, but when I got home I realized we had only done the northern portion. Oops.

We started from a parking lot in the Glacial Blue Hills Recreation Area, and followed the yellow Ice Age Trail markers south. With no leaves on the trees yet, the moraine features were obvious. We came across a kettle right away, where I was happy to see lots of green! The trail meandered from esker to esker, mostly staying along the ridges. We reached Washington Street and saw no indication of where the trail might continue, and turned around. I spotted a deer from far off, who ran ahead. When we caught up with it again, it was in a large group with at least 15 other deer; most of them ran away, but a group of about 6 stood by while I took photos from a distance. :D

We passed our starting point and headed north. This time the trail mostly followed along the valley between 2 eskers; the one to our east almost looked like a man-made wall. We turned back when we reached County Road D, and made it back to the car just as it was starting to rain. :)
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Apr 17 2016
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31 female
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
John Muir Loop, WI 
John Muir Loop, WI
 
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2016
zukerrach
Hiking8.18 Miles 587 AEG
Hiking8.18 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   3.03 mph
587 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Day 2 of "no seriously, we need to get outside more".

We headed down to the Kettle Moraine south unit, where we planned to do a long-ish (for us) loop. Apparently this is the go-to place for mountain bikers, and this was the first really nice weekend we've had this year, so we saw a ton of them out on the trails. Again, it was great to be out in the sun, and the pine trees smelled amazing. New growth is starting to form on the trees, and everything is turning green again! :)

These would be great running trails, so we might try coming back another time during non-peak hours.
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Apr 16 2016
zukerrach
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31 female
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Lapham Peak to Ice Age Trail (north), WI 
Lapham Peak to Ice Age Trail (north), WI
 
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2016
zukerrach
Hiking3.89 Miles 255 AEG
Hiking3.89 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   3.59 mph
255 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Jared and I are planning a trip back to Arizona at the end of October for a Canyon hike, and this officially marks the beginning of our training! We've gotten soft-- I actually ended up with a blister after this.

We started from Lapham Peak park and headed north on the Ice Age trail until it turned into concrete. The weather was phenomenal, so we saw quite a few runners and bikers. We passed a couple training with packs for a backpacking trip in the northern Kettle Moraine, which I now think we must also do. :)

So great to be out in the sunshine!
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Apr 09 2016
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 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Vet Fest 5k, WI 
Vet Fest 5k, WI
 
Run/Jog avatar Apr 09 2016
zukerrach
Run/Jog3.13 Miles 98 AEG
Run/Jog3.13 Miles      25 Mns   32 Secs7.65 mph
98 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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We signed up for this one the weekend before the race, when it was 60 degrees outside. When we drove over the night before the race, it was snowing. :| Waiting for the race to start was brutal, but it actually ended up being the perfect temperature once we got moving!

I'm not used to shorter races, so I had to repeatedly remind myself to speed up and stop saving all of my energy. I ended up with a PR, which isn't saying too much since I never run 5Ks, but I was happy nonetheless! A woman in my age group beat me with a time of 21 minutes, which has me motivated to work on my speed more!

Jared ran the half marathon with my 16-year-old cousin (it was her first race!), and they finished in just over 2 hours! :app:
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Mar 27 2016
zukerrach
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31 female
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Lapham Peak to Ice Age Trail (south), WI 
Lapham Peak to Ice Age Trail (south), WI
 
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2016
zukerrach
Hiking4.10 Miles 468 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   1 Hour   29 Mns   3.08 mph
468 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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We're moving to a neighborhood near Lapham Peak state park (they have lit ski trails!), and decided to check out the park sans snow. It started raining just as we got there, but I had my rain jacket and Jared... uh, got wet.
We took the Ice Age Trail south out of the park, and found that it turns into a perfect running trail: smooth and grassy. I'm sure we'll make good use of it in the future!
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Oct 20 2015
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31 female
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Devil's Lake Hike, WI 
Devil's Lake Hike, WI
 
Hiking avatar Oct 20 2015
zukerrach
Hiking3.50 Miles 1,119 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
1,119 ft AEG
 
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Our first trip to Devil's Lake, and definitely not our last! This was the perfect time of year to go-- the colors were like a dream! The first part of the hike was pretty slow-going because I was stopping every 5 feet to pick up a leaf to take home and dip in wax. :]

Next time we'll have to climb down the south face of the bluff!
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Sep 10 2015
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 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Badlands NP, SD 
Badlands NP, SD
 
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2015
zukerrach
Hiking2.30 Miles
Hiking2.30 Miles
 
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Badlands was the last national park of our road trip. We stopped at the the first set of small touristy trails near the east entrance of the park, and were rewarded with some awesome views! Jared was chastised by another random visitor for wearing flip-flops, which was memorable.

We had vague backpacking plans for the evening, but ended up heading to a hotel instead so Jared could prepare for a phone interview. Because (unfortunately) we can't be vagabonds forever. :(
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Badlands National Park
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Sep 09 2015
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 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Wind Cave NP Loop, SD 
Wind Cave NP Loop, SD
 
Hiking avatar Sep 09 2015
zukerrach
Hiking11.66 Miles 1,285 AEG
Hiking11.66 Miles   5 Hrs   49 Mns   2.00 mph
1,285 ft AEG
 
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After touring the Wind Cave, we did a big loop through some of the park's trails.

We meant to start with the Lookout Trail, but missed a switchback right away and ended up on the Centennial Trail instead. We saw 2 other couples on the Centennial trail, and both of them had started from the Lookout TH and followed the false trail as well. At least it wasn't just us! We decided to just reverse our planned loop and take the Lookout trail from the other direction, and we ended up losing the trail in that direction, too! Impressive, I know.

It was a fun hike anyhow, with minimal elevation gain and lots of wildlife! The only other people we saw were all within 2 miles of the TH, so the animals were out in abundance! We saw 3 bison: one of them blocked our way for about 20 minutes while he ate grass next to a bridge we needed to cross; another one came ambling across the meadow towards our campsite after dinner, and slept about 100 feet from our tent; the third one was leaning against one of the trail markers on our hike back out. We also saw lots of prairie dogs, and a few elk-- we actually walked up on two elk smashing their antlers against each other! We didn't see any coyotes, but heard them howling from all sides of our tent at night. I woke up at one point when I heard something scratching at our tent, convinced it was a coyote wanting to eat us, but it turned out to be our permit flapping in the wind. :)
Flora
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Poison Ivy
Geology
Geology
Cave popcorn
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Campsite
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Sep 02 2015
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31 female
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Lassen Peak TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2015
zukerrach
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,959 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.94 mph
1,959 ft AEG      56 Mns Break
 
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Day 4 in Lassen Volcanic National Park-- We woke up around 3:30am, layered up with warm clothes, broke down our campsite, and headed to the trailhead. The moon was very bright, so no need for headlamps! The trail was recently redone as a park project, and there is a small brick wall blocking off the old trail, or "scar" heading straight up to the summit; the new trail is graded and smooth. The wind was bitter cold and strong, we really had to lean into it, especially as we approached the summit. Once at the top, we hurried over to a large boulder to block the wind, where we almost literally stumbled upon someone in a sleeping bag. I shrieked, Jared laughed, and the stranger looked pretty startled, too. We stayed up top for the sunrise, and then happily scrambled back down to our heated car. :)

Note: The sign at the trailhead specified that the trail leads to the "first summit," and it looked like the trail beyond that leading to the true summit is no longer in use. With all the signs asking hikers to stay off the old trail, we didn't want to risk hiking on if we weren't supposed to.
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Brokeoff Mountain
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Sep 01 2015
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 Delafield, WI
Bumpass HellNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2015
zukerrach
Hiking3.19 Miles 579 AEG
Hiking3.19 Miles   1 Hour   34 Mns   2.42 mph
579 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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We stopped at Sulfur Works, and then drove up to Bumpass Hell to check out some of the geothermal features in the park. Fart jokes abounded!
Fauna
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Steller's Jay
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Lake Helen
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Aug 31 2015
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 Delafield, WI
Rainbow Lake from North Summit Lake, CA 
Rainbow Lake from North Summit Lake, CA
 
Hiking avatar Aug 31 2015
zukerrach
Hiking11.69 Miles 1,627 AEG
Hiking11.69 Miles   5 Hrs   24 Mns   2.16 mph
1,627 ft AEG
 
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For our second night in Lassen, we hiked out to Rainbow Lake from the North Summit Lake trailhead. We initially planned to explore a bit more from Rainbow Lake, but decided to just take it easy instead-- I think we were asleep by 7pm! We had decided to hang our food rather than carry a bear canister, and getting the string up over a branch was an adventure-- Jared stood by helpfully with a video recorder rolling until I was successful. :)
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Aug 30 2015
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 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Brokeoff Mountain TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2015
zukerrach
Hiking7.56 Miles 2,652 AEG
Hiking7.56 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.53 mph
2,652 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
 
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We got to Lassen around noon, and decided to tackle Brokeoff Mountain near the south entrance before heading up into the rest of the park. We saw a couple other people on the trail, but not many-- the benefit of visiting on a week day! The views from the top were fantastic, well worth the time!
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Cairn
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Lassen Peak
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Aug 27 2015
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 Delafield, WI
Upper Yosemite FallSierra Nevada, CA
Sierra Nevada, CA
Hiking avatar Aug 27 2015
zukerrach
Hiking8.00 Miles 3,200 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
3,200 ft AEG
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Day 3 in Yosemite-- after much debate, Jared and I decided on the Upper Yosemite Falls. We didn't leave the visitor center until mid-afternoon, and our legs were already pretty sore, so we were definitely cutting it close with the timing; a couple people on our way up even warned us that we didn't really have enough time. We pressed on, and made it to the top before our set cut-off time. The falls were entirely dry, but we were surprised to find small pools at the top! We enjoyed our dinner in quiet peace, looking down on the valley below as the mountains lit up. About the last third of the descent was in the relative dark, but the moon lit our way. :)
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Wolf Lichen
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Aug 25 2015
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 Delafield, WI
Mono Meadow to Buena Vista Lake, CA 
Mono Meadow to Buena Vista Lake, CA
 
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2015
zukerrach
Hiking25.62 Miles 6,620 AEG
Hiking25.62 Miles   4 Hrs   3 Mns   6.33 mph
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This was the first hike of our road trip from LA to Milwaukee. We had planned on going to Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs, but fires in the area forced us to change our plans. After consulting with John for some last minute Yosemite recommendations, we decided to kick off our trip with this route!

The hike in was beautiful, and we both enjoyed the wide, smooth trails after a year of being limited to muddy jungle trails! Jared struggled a bit with his military pack, which was designed to be rugged at the expense of ergonomics. We took our time, taking several breaks to readjust and transfer weight.

We made it to the lake just before 3, which gave us plenty of time to set up camp, wash off, filter water, and start planning the rest of our visit. The views over the lake were beautiful as the sun set, and we built a fire once it was dark.

The hike out was uneventful; we started around 6 and reached the trailhead just after noon. We found a campsite for the night, then drove back up to the scenic overlook to grab some views of half dome around sunset. What a park!
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May 23 2015
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Kuaokala Forest Loop, HI 
Kuaokala Forest Loop, HI
 
Hiking avatar May 23 2015
zukerrach
Hiking13.24 Miles 3,458 AEG
Hiking13.24 Miles   5 Hrs   57 Mns   2.65 mph
3,458 ft AEG      57 Mns Break
 
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I've been tossing around the idea of tackling the Ko'olau Range as a multi-night backpacking trip at some point... but Jared is of the opinion that I should build up some stamina first (is he calling me soft? Jerk!). We overloaded our packs, and started out from Dillingham Airfield with a carefully considered plan to "wander around" and "figure it out as we go".
This worked out pretty well! We took the Kealia Trail to its end, then continued along the ridge to the west on an unmarked trail. I originally just wanted to get to the top of the closest peak, which appeared to be the highest point nearby... but then I noticed all the pine trees and neat-looking geology up ahead, so we just kept going. We eventually reached the Air Force base on the west side of the island, with big signs warning not to trespass, and another sign with a map! The map identified the trail we'd taken as the Kuaokala Trail, and showed an access road heading back to the Kealia Trail- perfect!
Judging from how sore my legs are, I must begrudgingly admit that Jared was right-- I'm definitely getting soft.
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Monterey Pine
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May 22 2015
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 Delafield, WI
Kuliouou Ridge TrailHonolula, HI
Honolula, HI
Hiking avatar May 22 2015
zukerrach
Hiking4.43 Miles 1,710 AEG
Hiking4.43 Miles   1 Hour   56 Mns   2.46 mph
1,710 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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Fantastic hike! I was blown away by how pretty it was right from the beginning (read: I stole Jared's phone and was taking pictures the entire time).
The trail started out with a bunch of switchbacks as we ascended through your typical Hawaii greenery. About a mile in, the jungle abruptly ended and was replaced by sparser needled trees. It was very peaceful, with our footsteps completely muffled by the needles covering the ground. Eventually these trees gave way to a forest of Cook Pines as the elevation gain picked up a fair bit. We reached a covered picnic bench at about 1.7 miles, and the trail became less defined here. We continued upwards along the ridge, where we were eventually provided with a series of false summits and stairs, which led us up into the cloud that would completely obscure our views from the summit. =]
It was a nice change to find such a well-maintained ridge trail! There were lots of mud and tree roots, but that's par for the course here. Didn't stop us from jogging most of the way back down. =) I can't believe I hadn't ever heard of this one until last week! One of my favorites here.
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May 09 2015
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Run with a View- HURT race, HI 
Run with a View- HURT race, HI
 
Hiking avatar May 09 2015
zukerrach
Hiking11.09 Miles 2,219 AEG
Hiking11.09 Miles   2 Hrs   55 Mns   3.85 mph
2,219 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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The third of the HURT races. Started on the Waimano Trail, then crossed over onto the Waiau Trail, then back! It was very rainy and muddy, I fell right on my tailbone at one point. Glad I went, but I wouldn't be interested in going again (at least as a run-- too technical)!
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Apr 19 2015
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Kamananui Valley Road, HI 
Kamananui Valley Road, HI
 
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2015
zukerrach
Hiking7.76 Miles 914 AEG
Hiking7.76 Miles   3 Hrs   6 Mns   2.80 mph
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This was an easy afternoon hike that Jared and I stumbled upon a few weeks ago-- the trailhead is just a couple miles from our apartment, score! The trail starts at a small park tucked away in a neighborhood, and follows the Moanalua stream up the Kamananui Valley. There are several informative signs along the way, which are always fun! We passed some old brick stairs and a chimney that were once part of someone's home (one heck of a place to live!), a rock covered with petroglyphs (one of them is unique to Kamananui Valley-- it's only one of two!), 7 bridges over the (dry) stream, a group of boar hunters (and their tired, lovable dogs), and some Hawaiians gathering a specific type of leaf to make leis out of. There was another trail that branched off of this one; I'm sure we'll be back to explore it!
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