This is Wildcat Country.
It is so named NOT because of a current wildcat infestation, but because at one time a bobcat, also called a wildcat, roamed these Wisconsin hills preying on sheep.
No matter how pretty my pictures of this area of Vernon County may look, they just cannot do it justice. They simply cannot capture the depth and thus give you a true impression of the majesty of these hills.
The other day I was googling and found this video clip of Dan riding his Honda through Wildcat Mountain State Park. I don't know Dan, but I thank him for his video, because it gives you a feel for the terrain.
At the beginning of his run, Dan rides right through my Uncle Harold and Aunt Vetra's farm. You will see the barn on the left side of the road and the house and tractor shed on the right.
It looks to me like Dan took his ride in early spring, so he missed the lush verdant green of summer.
If he just would have come during warmer weather, and gotten off his bike to look and listen, he could have enjoyed vistas like these:
View from the base of Mount Pisgah.
Look closely at this pastoral scene and you may spy some of that nasty wild parsnip!!!
This is recycling at its natural best!
Old Settler's Trail
The village of Ontario as seen from Old Settler's Trail in Upper Wildcat.
One of a thousand bends in the Kickapoo River.
The same bend framed in foliage.
Hope you enjoyed this glimpse of Wildcat Mountain from the safety of your computer.