We were so lucky to have our friend Lois stop by for a visit as she made her way from southern Michigan to northern Wisconsin. Lois and I used to work at the University of Wisconsin together and we always enjoy reconnecting and hearing about where life has taken us. We went for a hike at Au Sable, out to the Beaver Pond. When Ben and I lived at Au Sable this pond was full of water and active with beavers. Soon after we left in 2000 the water table lowered quite dramatically and the pond became a meadow. Fifteen years later it is slowing becoming a pond again. These trails bring back so many wonderful memories. We are so lucky to walk them again.