We took a hike Sunday afternoon accross the field and up the "mountain". For my husband it was another walk down memory lane.
Twenty some years ago, they had a very small scale ski hill here, complete with a tow rope and a "lodge".
The tow rope worked with pulleys and was run with the help of a running van wheel. The van also served as the "lodge" where they could warm up in between runs. The van is easy to spot, and we found the old tow rope, mossed over and partially hidden among the leaves.
Eventually Rick found the place on the hill where the run was, given away by a swath of younger trees.
From the top of the hill, you can see Maple Lake.
There is so much to explore and see up there, and I can't wait to go back.