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Washington/Ozaukee County Chapter Meander the Mid-Moraine Hike
April 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am
“Meander the Mid-Moraine” Hiking Award Program
Our “Meander the Mid-Moraine” hiking award program challenges hikers to complete the entire 45-mile IANST corridor through Washington County. Download the program brochure [PDF] to learn how you can join the newly minted Meanderers.
Event details: This is the third hike of the four “Meander the Mid-Moraine” hikes we will be offering this year. If you are unable to attend all four hikes, you can complete the hikes you miss on your own and you will still qualify for the “Meander the Mid-Moraine” Hiking Award Program.
Moving right along on our mission, we’ll tackle the Cedar Lakes, Slinger, Pike Lake and the northern portion of the Holy Hill segments. The hike will start by hiking past the Polk Kames, part of a geological phenomenon in the area called a cluster of kames. Next, we’ll travel through one of the newest IATA trail communities, the village of Slinger. The Ice Age Trail passes through Community Park with water and restrooms, and goes through downtown on sidewalks. Most of the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest’s Pike Lake Unit follows the edge of a glacial ridge. At Pike Lake, we will take a 0.2 mile spur trail and climb the 1,350′ observation tower on Powder Hill to get a picturesque view of the lake and surrounding area. We’ll complete the hike at Shannon Road in the northern section of the Holy Hill segment in Hartford. This hike is about 11.5 miles total and is rated moderate because of terrain and distance.
Wear comfortable hiking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Be sure to bring water and a snack/lunch, as there will be several rest stops along the way, and this hike will take a few hours.
Location details: We’ll meet up in the IAT parking lot on Shannon Road and shuttle north to the Polk Kames parking lot on CTH-NN. Shuttles will be arranged at the time of the hike. Click here for directions to the meeting location. Watch for yellow “Ice Age Trail Event” signs.