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Washington/Ozaukee County Chapter Meander the Mid-Moraine Hike
April 13, 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 second 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.
This segment provides an excellent view of mature beech-maple woods and wetland complexes while crossing through the heart of an urban area. In the Glacial Blue Hills Rec Area, the Ice Age Trail traverses rugged terrain as it goes along the moraine and dips between ridges. We will then pass through Ridge Run County Park and along Silver Creek. The hike will take us through Camp Silver Brook and will come out on Paradise Drive. From there, it will be a 5.5 mile road connect back to the parking lot. This hike is about 14.7 miles total. This hike 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 will meet up at the Polk Kames segment parking lot and shuttle north to the beginning of the West Bend segment on CTH-D (Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive), where there will be roadside parking. 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.