Get started on those resolutions right away, this New Year!

Join Pine Creek Grist Mill’s Karri Rutenbeck this Tuesday Jan 1 for a First Day Hike at Wildcat Den (1884 Wildcat Den Rd. Muscatine)! The hike will begin at the upper picnic area shelter at 1 p.m.

The hike will be a moderate 1.3 miles along the Lower Picnic Area Tail, passing by Steamboat Rock. The hike will then follow Punch Bowl Trail looping back up the hill to the shelter. A warming fire will be lit at the shelter.

For more information, contact Karri at (563) 263-4337 or by emailing

Kick off the New Year right, with a fun-filled day spent with nature and the great outdoors!


Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.