saw two options. A) Cross the railroad bridge parrallel with the ferry's
route (a bridge with no foot path and about 1/2 mile long) or B) bike
to the next crossing at Pairie Du Sac, adding about 20 miles to the
accourding to some - option A was NOT an option - though
it was tested. Several persons (ironically the very same who voided
option A) created option C) Calling someone from the camp site to come
pick them up.
were now down to 4 brave/foolish soles who sucked it up and made the
10 mile trip around the freaking river then the an additonal 10 miles
to get back on track (see blue
line). What we did not realize is how hilly Wisconsin gets north
of the river. But after nearly bonking several times, the 4 bikers made
it to camp just before dark. Total trip = 72 miles in about 7 hrs.
Lake State Park is fair. The lake (more like a short river) is kind
of sad. The hiking trails are good. The campsites are close together
(we heard plenty Lynard Skynard) but the sand pits for the tents are
was impressive. We made grilled pizza Saturday night and a breakfast
on Sunday that would rival any buffet. We made pancakes and bacon and
pancakes with bacon grease and put bacon in the pancakes. The oven made
its first apperance with wonderful sweet rolls. All of this food was
the catalist for the much controversial "minimalist
no-car bike-camping trip" to Dodgeville.