Brice here! Sharing my hike at Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. If you're ever in Door County, I highly recommend visiting this state park, it is a true gem. Let me offer an overview of my hike and share some pictures that I took, so you can see what to expect when you are in this beautiful state park.
Peninsula State Park was established in 1909 and is a 3,776-acre state treasure on Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula, where the recreation opportunities are boundless. Considered Wisconsin's third-largest and most complete park, Peninsula State Park offers over 460 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater and an 18-hole golf course. There’s also sand beach bike trails, a lighthouse, and eight miles of Door County shoreline hiking in Peninsula State Park during the summer – a wonderful experience for outdoor enthusiasts. The lush greenery and scenic vistas make for a picturesque backdrop as you trek the trails.
Hiking Review - Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin
Let me share with you my own trail so you can see exactly where I went and maybe one day, you can come along this trail and experience this beautiful park. I hiked Lone Pine Trail and Shore Road, and also visited Eagle Tower for a panoramic view of the park and Lake Michigan. The hike was just 2.07 miles with a slight elevation of 125 feet, mostly up the Eagle Tower.
The hike’s duration was one hour and two minutes. I wanted to hike a little more but the humidity was getting to me and I didn't bring the proper shoes to go on a longer hike. The weather was warm and sunny. Temperature was around 70°F and the humidity was up to 67%. So it was a bit muggy. However, you can often feel a refreshing breeze if you’re hiking along Lake Michigan (make sure to add that to your hike).
Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner, Peninsula State Park offers a variety of trails, making it an ideal destination when you're in Wisconsin.
Gear Review - Backpack Ventilation Frame to Increase Airflow
Now, let me dive into some of the gear I took with me: I had a very simple Osprey, 18-liter Daylite daypack with me. So I had that and then I attached a Vaucluse Ultra Light Backpack Ventilation Frame (which attaches to your backpack in seconds, as you'll see in the video) and it provides an air flow gap. That way your back is ventilated, and when that Lake Michigan breeze does pass you, it goes right between your back and provides some cool refreshment while you're hiking in warm, humid weather. The Ventilation Frame weighs only 3.3 ounces, which is about 1/5th of a pound. So it's very lightweight, as you can see in the pictures from my back and front.
After an hour, I definitely had some sweat droplets on my back, as you can see here, and that's a good sign, because if I didn't have this Ventilation Frame, those sweat droplets would have been a whole lot bigger and I would have a massive sweat stain on my back. You can see the sweat stains on my shoulder, where the shoulder straps of the backpack touched. So that gives a good indication of what the backpack does while you're hiking and how much sweat there is, ready to come into direct contact with your back.
When you have the Vaucluse Frame on, you don't have that direct contact. Therefore as your body heats up and that humidity starts hitting, you definitely get relief from all of that muggy climate around you. It lets you sweat less and feel more comfortable, especially on a very easy day hike like this one.
If you're looking to increase your backpack’s ventilation and find more cooling relief for your hot back while hiking, please check out VaucluseGear.com and check out our Ultralight Backpack Ventilation Frame.
Thanks so much! Here’s to sweating less, and see you on the trails.
AllTrails Tracking: You can review the trail on my AllTrails account by clicking here.