Life in a Northern Town

We Went Hiking Up A Hill

We went for a hike up Pratt's Peak. I heard it is the highest point in Northern Bayfield County— elevation 1426 feet. We parked off Happy Hollow Road and headed up a snowmobile trail. The kids enjoyed the mud.

I enjoyed the glimpses of vibrant color against the monochrome landscape of early spring.

There is a fork in the road and we chose to go left. It turned out to be a good choice, the trail began to climb through a forest filled with dead, standing birch trees. A birch fell about 5 feet in front of us as we were remarking about all the birch logs on the ground. I asked Will if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? We decided, yes it does.

We got to the top and looked around, where was the lake? A lot of trees but no glistening blue water. Will climbed a tree to get a better view and reported that maybe we were on the wrong side. My orienteering skills are paltry at best but I know we went hiking up a hill. I heard there is a lake up there, maybe we will take a right at the fork in the road next time.