Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day 1 TWAT

Day 1.

We started out in West Bend and headed up to Wildcat Mountain State Park.
Packed and ready to go

When we left West Bend around 4:30 p.m. and the weather was warm and sunny. That quickly changed about 30 minutes into the trip. We could tell that the rain was moving in so we stopped for gas and got our rain gear on. Another 30 minutes on the road and we were both soaked from the hammering rain. There was no rain gear in the world that could keep us dry from it. The rain didn't let up until we got to the campground around 8:00 p.m. Arriving at the campground was a great relief. We checked in and purchased some firewood. The park ranger was nice enough to load the firewood and bring it up to our site. Our site was nothing that we expected, it was basically a grass lawn with a few trees and a big shed. The bathrooms two sites down kept our area well lit.The sun was almost down and the rain was gone giving us just enough time to set up camp and get a fire going. You could tell that the firewood was never dried properly and we had no kindling of any kind. There was a bathing suit in the fire pit so we used that along with some stove fuel to get the fire going. Once it was going we cooked some Ramen, dried out and warmed ourselves.

Inside my tent

The campground
Tomorrow morning we will be first getting to the TWAT (Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail) so I hope the weather clears.