3 canoes on lake cole

It’s hiking time

I guess sunrise is a natural alarm clock because I heard that the Builders of Wilderness Skills were up at 5:45am this morning! I checked in as they were waiting for the water to boil so that they could have some oatmeal (see the Photo of the Day). After that, they packed up and headed up Wildcat Mountain. Their destination was Ladleton, a town from the early 1900’s that specialized in making, you guessed it, wooden ladles. Now there are just old stone walls, a few foundations, and some great campsites. Tomorrow they will be finishing their hike over Wildcat and taking some time at the lake to learn basic canoe strokes and rescue techniques. That should make for some great pics! Let me know if you need anything and I will have more for you tomorrow evening.




Zach eigenbrodt

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.

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