It was a beautiful afternoon and time to go enjoy some local trails.  We headed to Clear Lake beach on County J to catch this trail that leads to the back end of the Raven Trail.  This trail pops out on the red loop of the Raven Trail.  After we were done hiking and I talked to Katie she said the boat landing parking lot on Clear Lake has 3 trails that go different ways to lead to the Red Loop on the Raven.  One of them goes along Clear Lake a ways.  Bryon has done a lot of work on the single track mountain biking trail on the Raven and there is a single track loop here as well


It was a beautiful trail with the colors just starting, Mac was ready to head out


Color just starting


Once we got on to the Raven Trail we started to see strange human looking rock formations



I liked this one he looked like he died and fell over



More colors coming out.  I am learning all the different forms of Maple trees this year due to a leaf collecting project for a biology class.  This is a Sugar Maple Leaf.  Now to find the Silver Maple and Red Maple.  Whoever paid attention that much to the leaves to realize there was that big of a difference in Maples


After all that hiking it was time to stop by Minocqua Fudge for our favorite thing of fall a carmel apple.  I am not sure what they do to make these apples so good but they are to die for.  I have never had a bad apple from them they are always crisp and slightly sour mixed with the carmel and salt of the pecans… YUM!