Scuppernong Prairie Hike

This week I hiked the beautiful Scuppernong Prairie in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit. If you’re camping in Pine Woods or Ottawa Lake campgrounds, I highly recommend this hike. It winds through small wooded areas, huge prairies dotted with Burr Oaks and a rocky area that has several rare ferns.

Expansive prairie

Location: Near Eagle, WI
Trail: The Ice Age Trail from Hwy. 67 to Hwy. 59
Distance: 5.2 miles one-way
Trail Map

Here’s what I saw along the trail.

White Campion
White Campion
Spiderwort
Spiderwort
Potentilla
Potentilla
Bobolink
Bobolink
Prairie Phlox
Prairie Phlox
Common Milkweed
Common Milkweed
Thistle
Thistle
Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan
Northern Bedstraw
Northern Bedstraw
Goatbeard
Goatbeard
Wild Rose
Wild Rose
Unusual flowering fern - not sure of the name
Unusual flowering fern – not sure of the name
Solomon's Seal
Solomon’s Seal
Smooth Cliffbrake
Smooth Cliffbrake
Field Mouse-ear
Field Mouse-ear

Camping Menu Planner

Summer is in full swing, and I am planning all our weekend camping trips. I created this menu planner to make shopping, prep and packing easier.

Menu Planner for Camping. Perfect for weekend trips!

The camping menu planner has five sections you can complete: day, menu, grocery list, supply list and prep list. It will keep you organized when you’re trying to think through everything you’ll need to prepare meals at the campsite. The menu planner is for a weekend camping trip, but you can print out extra copies if you’re planning a longer trip.

Menu Planner for Camping. Perfect for weekend trips!

Here are the downloadable versions of the camping menu planner:

Menu Planner for Camping. Perfect for weekend trips!
PDF Printable Camping Menu Planner

 

MS Word Editable Camping Menu Planner
MS Word Editable Camping Menu Planner

Also, be sure to check out my matching printable camping checklist!

5 Indulgent Camping Desserts

5 Indulgent Camping Desserts!

1. S’more Cookies
5 Indulgent Camping Dessert recipes
These s’more cookies from Culinary Couture are the perfect make-ahead treat.

2. Canned Biscuit Campfire Donuts
5 Indulgent Camping Desserts!
Who says donuts are for breakfast? These Canned Biscuit Campfire Donuts from Thoreau’s Daughter look amazing any time of the day.

3. Dutch Oven Cobbler
5 Indulgent Camping Desserts!
This Dutch Oven Cobbler from Completely Delicious only has six ingredients, thanks to cake mix.

4. Apple Crisp
5 Indulgent Camping Desserts!
The Apple Crisp recipe from Cooking with Jax would work well over a campfire.

5. Banana Pudding
5 Indulgent Camping Desserts!
Throw a few jars of this Banana Pudding from Simply Sifted into your cooler before you head out on your next camping trip.

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