Great post, softhackle.
While on a temporary gig in Kenosha in 2002 I would have every other weekend off there in WI with a company paid rental car (I paid for the gas and car washes after off road trips). I got to fish some of the Sand County area streams so your photos look really familiar. I only had a 7.5 ft 4 wt 3 piece rod, not very conducive to stealth, which contributed to my not taking any of those nice brook trout.
I did catch a couple of nice rainbows that weekend in the Driftless area, the type of terrain to which this hillbilly is more accustomed.
Thanks for sharing.
“Joe” Fred Turner
Southern Appalachian Stream Maps