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Pack Shakedown and Backpacking Workshop

June 3, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$30.00 – $40.00
Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Members-Only Event, Pack Shakedown

Want to learn more about backpacking on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, meet other backpackers, or shed weight from your pack? If so, join us for this pack shakedown workshop!

Date: June 3, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; workshop followed by social time and dinner.

Location: Jack Lake Lodge at Jack Lake Campground, N8375 Park Drive, Deerbrook, WI 54424

Workshop Details:

  • A presentation by a recent thru-hiker: get inspired for your next adventure and hear about all of the ups and downs of thru-hiking. There will be time for questions about backpacking logistics on the Trail.
  • An overview of hiker resources provided by the Alliance: You’ll learn the ins and outs of the interactive map including Trail conditions, as well as, the helpful details embedded in the FarOut mobile app.
  • Pack shakedowns with experienced long-distance hikers: Bring your personal pack and the gear you take with you when backpacking. We’ll do a group “shakedown” on gear. If you don’t have your own pack – no problem! Learn from others as we talk through the essentials in small groups.

Following the workshop, we’ll provide dinner and time for talking Trail and getting to know fellow backpacking enthusiasts. Who knows – you might just meet your new backpacking buddy! Alliance staff and volunteers will stick around until 6:00 pm for plenty of time to eat and chat.




Bonus Opportunity (included in the above registration link):

Kettlebowl Segment Hike, June 4, 

  • Practice hiking with your pack without committing to an overnight trip! Alliance staff and volunteers will provide shuttles between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Want to make a weekend of it? Plan to stay overnight!

Reserve a camping spot at the Jack Lake Campground.

Check out lodging options highlighted in Langlade County’s tourism information.


Photo credit: Emily Miller


June 3, 2023
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$30.00 – $40.00
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Sarah Driscoll, Philanthropic Manager
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Jack Lake Gampground
N8375 Park Drive
Deerbrook, WI 54424 United States
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