It was a beautiful morning, the clouds were breaking up and temperatures were expected to be in the Low 50’s. A perfect day to try out some new hiking boots. We headed out to the Morgan Falls/St. Peters trail in the Chequamegon National Forest just northwest of Mellon, WI. We had not hiked these trail for many years. When we got to the parking lot there were over a dozen cars, which was too crowded for us. On our way we had passed a section of the North County Trail we had not done before. It was only a few miles down the road so we decided to start with that hike instead. We hiked 6 miles round trip from Forest Road 187 to the Beaver Lake Campground. The canopy of trees over the fern lined trail were just starting to show fall colors. We passed several small ponds and streams on our way and had our light lunch overlooking Beaver Lake. When we got back to our car, there was plenty of daylight left so we decided to return to the Morgan Falls/St. Peters Dome trail. As expected, the parking lot had thinned out and we passed only a few hikers as we hiked the rocky 1.6 mile trail to the top of the dome. The late afternoon view was spectacular. Not only could we see Chequamegon Bay, I think we could see Canada. I am happy to report that the new Keen Targhee hiking boots performed great!
After our hike we headed to a favorite pizza place in Cable, WI., The Rivers Eatery, for some great food and of course, a beverage.