I made sure I had no pressing business yesterday so Doggo and I could get lost and do some hiking. It was going to be his day with no phone, no GPS, and no internet.

The plan was to keep the Mississippi on my left on the way out (Wisconsin) and on the way back (Iowa).

What a payoff!


I didn’t get as many pics as I would have liked though. I tried keeping the phone off as much as possible.

If anyone tries telling you that there aren’t any good driving roads in the Upper Midwest tell them to sod off! Sweeping turns, elevation changes, switchbacks and chicanery made my old ass truck serious fun to drive. I couldn’t even imagine the joy of running these on a bike or in something more nimble than an Iceberg.