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Washington/Ozaukee County Chapter Hike
December 6, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Don’t put away those hiking boots yet! We have one more hike for 2014 and it is going to be on the Cedar Lakes Segment in beautiful Polk Kames. The kames will be especially visible with the leaves having fallen off the trees.
Join us as we hike 4.4 miles roundtrip, including a return on the Kames Loop Trail. Along with kettle ponds, huge maple trees and open fields, get a close up view of one of the best examples of a Kame swarm in the world. This hike is rated “moderate” due to a few hills and the trail’s distance. No Wisconsin state park sticker is required. Meet at the DNR’s Cty NN (Arthur Rd) parking lot, which is 1 mile east of Hwy 144. Watch for yellow and black Ice Age Trail Event signs.
WHAT IS A KAME?
A kame is a conical hill. Composed primarily of water-rounded sand and cobbles, these deposits were left by streams that flowed downward through shafts in the glacial ice. The Kettle Moraine contains the largest and most important kame fields in the world, particularly between Dundee and the Parnell Tower, near Slinger and at Holy Hill. Kames are intriguing because of their shape and the way they were formed, not because of their size. (source: https://www.iceagetrail.org/ice-age-trail-glossary)
Be sure to wear hiking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Always bring water and a snack with you. Dogs are allowed on this hike, but can not be on a leash longer than 8 feet in length, and must be under the owner’s control at all times when on the Ice Age Trail.