Let's get some hiking in before the weather gets too cold. Sunday is supposed to be a nice, crisp autumn day, just right for a morning hike. And the Packers aren't playing until evening, so you will be home in plenty of time!
Join me for a hike of the Military Ridge Trail in Verona, followed by lunch at Gray's Tied House, just down the road from our starting / ending point.
I am planning an "out and back walk" so we don't have to worry about positioning vehicles. We can start at 10:30 and I will make a reservation for noon at Gray's Tied House, which is nearby just off Whalen Road. They offer Brick Oven Pizza, sandwiches, wraps, all in the $8 - $10 range.www.graystiedhouse.com/index.php/menu
Military Ridge is a level grade, so there are no real hills to speak of. No trail pass is required for walkers (all good!) We can take a leisurely stroll for about 90 minutes, and when we are almost half way through our available time, turn around and head back. Bring your cameras, binoculars, or both!http://dnr.wi.gov/Org/land/parks/specific/militaryridge/
Directions: The parking lot for the Verona section of the trail is located on Hwy PB, just south of Verona Road, on the right. From Madison, take Hwy 18/151 (Verona Road) south toward Dodgeville, take exit 81 for Verona. The intersection at the end of the exit is Hwy PB. Turn left, and the parking lot is just past the intersection on your right. If you get to Grandview Road, you've gone too far.
Please note: The map provided by Meetup does not take you to the right place! Paste the following link into your browser for a map of the parking site.
Also, jot down my cell number in case you get lost or are running late: [masked]-3716.