We were expecting our mail today, but it didn't show. So, instead of heading north we hung around Wisconsin Dells for another day. It would have been a beautiful day to drive, but since we weren't driving anywhere we opted for a hike around Devil's Lake, just south of Baraboo. Devil's Lake State Park is a welcome respite from the very touristy Dells. Today's weather brought out quite a crowd...and lots of mosquitos. We hiked along the western bluff of the lake, on part of the Ice Age Trail, some 500 feet above the water. We started our hike waaay down there, near the beach.
The views from the top of bluff were definitely worth the climb. The towering quartzite is beautiful against the clear blue water and the green Wisconsin hills.
The lakeside trail was aptly named Tumbled Rocks. Huge quartzite boulders lined the trail. Thankfully we didn't have to climb over them!
We searched for three geocaches along the trails and found none. It was just one of those days. Shortly after Paul zeroed in on this cache location we were literally swarmed by about a dozen kids, who for some unknown reason decided they needed to explore this spot off the trail. We aborted our search and called it an 0-for-3 day.
We didn't find any caches, but we got some much-needed exercise and enjoyed some amazing views. Not a bad way to spend a day waiting for mail!