–submitted by Bob Graebner; photos by Ken Yuska
On Saturday, April 26, members and guests of the Hiking Fellowship summited Blue Mound in perfect climbing conditions. This was the loftiest altitude ever achieved during a Hiking Fellowship event! The participants were properly acclimated and conditioned for the ascent. We were accompanied by Dan Dieck’s beautiful German Shorthair (pictured below), the latter failing to point even a single pheasant. The hike was followed by a high-energy meal at Sjolind’s Chocolate House in Mt. Horeb.
Dan will be coordinating a summer hike on the Ice Age Trail and Karl Gutknecht a late summer/early fall event at the Aldo Leopold Headquarters. Virginia Bartelt will coordinate a Thursday evening hike during the summer. All of these dates are to be determined by the respective coordinators. Stay tuned for more information.