Lost Wall

Lost Wall

The Constellation Trails are accessed by parking near the Phippen Museum. The museum specializes in Western art which helps explain why the mail box is topped with a saddle sculpture. To access the trails one walks through a 6 foot high tunnel under Highway 89. We have previously chosen to hike the outside trails counterclockwise. Yesterday we chose to start with the Ranch Road Shortcut which is the outermost clockwise trail. We then took the Rock Wall Trail with nice views of the Lost Wall, a wall of uniquely shaped granite at the southern-most point of the trails. The Constellation Trails are on the opposite side of the Dells from the Willow Lake trails we hiked recently. We returned via the Ridgeback Trail with loops on the Hulley Gulley and Ham and Cheese. A new bench at the west end of the Hulley Gulley recognizes the 70th birthday of “Mike” on 1-26-15. The Constellation Trails provide different scenic views depending on how one chooses to hike them.

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