Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trip to Rib Mountain!

A few weekends ago I took a shopping trip to Wausau and after a morning of perusing the fabric department of Joann's, I met my friend Adam, the Mad-English Teacher, over at Rib Mountain.  For those of you who are not from central or northern WI, you might not know that Rib Mountain is a ski hill and recreation site in the Wausau area.  I have never gone down hill skiing, so I had never been there in that capacity.  So when it was suggested that I might go there for a nice hike up the side of the mountain, well, I was all over it!  I am pretty sure it was during one of my email exchanges with Justin at Channel 9 that he suggested that I go there for photography opportunities.  I occasionally have pictures on the early morning weather segments, so emails are exchanged.  I appreciate the tip, let me tell you. It was a wonderful day!

The weather was perfect, cool and sunny.  We had a great walk over to the ski lift and then up the hill and over to an old rock quarry.  Along the paths there was plenty of reminders why it is called Granite Peak Ski Hill.  Kind of a rocky path, but it was quite navigable.  We went around the quarry, and then into it.  A very good hike indeed!

ski lift

Animal residence?  Fairy house?

View from atop the Quarry

Adam taking pix

Pink maple leaves

In the Quarry looking up

To the side of the Quarry 

The change of seasons is about to occur

Ski lift

Rocky path

Gorgeous cobalt blue skies
Such a great day!  Absolutely worth the trip- I want to return to see more and walk up the ski hill sometime soon. Or maybe next spring....  Whenever it is, it is sure to be another joyful day!

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