Pay to Play Outdoors

“You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.” (Bob Dylan)

Parks cost money to operate.  I remember paying admission fees to state parks when I was a young man.  I also remember the parks being well maintained with lots of staff and offering varied educational programs.What has changed? Continue reading

Friday Hike: Blue Mound State Park

We’ve had a string of days with miserable rain and cold, but Friday’s forecast was for sun and decent temperatures in the lower 40’s.  I pulled on a light fleece jacket and drove west to Blue Mound State Park, which I haven’t visited in a couple of decades. Continue reading