Welcome to our summer 2014 update. I have to be honest, I’ve neglected this site for a little while. There is good reason for this, in the past year I’ve started a new job got married and my wife and I had our first child. No doubt my time has been crunched a bit. My wife gave birth to a beautiful healthy boy. As of this writing he is almost 5 months old. Daddy is anxiously waiting when he’ll be able to strap some boots on this little guy and get him out on the trail.
For all my techie friends, I’ve also been toiling over the backend changes to this site. I won’t bore you all with the details, but there is a lot of work that goes into managing a site. I’ve learned a lot the last few years about managing and working with images, plugin’s and WordPress. Each time I examine my existing site, I keep telling myself I could have done things better. So I’ve begun the tedious process of re-organizing the site. Most importantly, I’ve been re-reading and editing the existing articles and improving the content already published. I hope you notice the changes, as they are for your benefit. If you have any suggestions or comments about the layout, content or anything related to the site please let me know.
The Fuzzy Monkey website was created as a way to share my personal adventures. I’m often asked a lot of questions upon my return, like what gear I used, what outfitter we employed and so on. A smart person knows a lot of stuff, a wise person learns from others, or at least I think this is how the saying goes. So I created this site to share my stories and experiences, I try to offer tips and suggestions when I can.
Going forward this site will include family adventures. What was once my own personal experience will now shift towards family adventures. Of course you can still find my original, journals, trail reports, and gear reviews here. I’m also here to answer any questions about my past experiences and adventures. I hope it’s useful in some way, I’d really like your feedback, whatever that might be.
Start of the 2014 Season
To start the 2014 season, our first trip was to the annual Ice Age Trail conference in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin. The annual meeting included an awards ceremony. Since I had accumulated over 100 hours I was awarded a certificate and pin from the National Park Service.
During this visit we were able to get our picture at the eastern terminus of the Ice Age Trail, which is the image you see above.
This summer we plan to get in some day hikes during the weekends. We are also planning on a trip in early September so stay tuned for that announcement.
What are you plans this summer? Any hiking involved?