As the day progressed, the snow stopped falling and quickly began to disappear. The Little Sugar River ran high with rain and recently melted snow. I walked about 4 miles (6.4 km) before turning around to walk back to the 4th Street parking area in Albany, WI. Despite grey skies, the last Saturday of winter turned out to be a great day for an easy walk on the Ice Age Trail.
|Sugar River State Trail / Ice Age Trail|
|View from the trail.|
|Little Sugar River.|
|Map of today's hike.|
Trail Conditions - Light snow and 32°F (0°C).
Total Distance Covered - 8 miles (13 km) out and back.
Difficulty - Easy and flat.
Highlights - Saw a mink, ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, and my first blue birds of 2016.
Location - Parked at the Sugar River State Trail parking area on 4th Street in Albany, WI.
Total Official Ice Age Trail Miles Completed to Date - Total official Ice Age Trail distance completed 150 miles (241 km).