The three-day backpacking event begins Friday morning from the start of the Chippewa Moraine Segment (267th Avenue) and ends near Cornell, WI on Sunday. Specific itinerary here.
This will be a unique opportunity to hike the Ice Age National Scenic Trail with one of our notable hikers, Sharon Dziengel, one of the first female thru-hikers, ardent outdoor enthusiast, and volunteer extraordinaire. Her familiarity with hiking extends past the Ice Age Trail to having over 14,000 long distance trail miles under her feet including thru-hikes of 4 other National Scenic Trails.
To learn more about the backpacking trip leaders, here are their bios.
Be a Newbie. You do not need previous backpacking experience; newbies welcome. However, to make this experience the most enjoyable as possible, Sharon recommends you plan to attend the day-long backpacking seminar hosted at the IATA Annual Conference, Saturday, April 14th, 2018 for 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ($40.00 Conference Fee).
Please note the following requirements:
- Mandatory pre-trip planning meeting Saturday, March 3 at Cross Plains IATA office 8:30 a.m. – noon (teleconferencing option available).
- Women ages 21 and older.
- Able to walk 12 miles a day (2-mile an hour pace), 3 days in a row.
- Must have gear: tent, backpack, hiking boots, stove, etc.
- Must sign waiver
- No whining, and there will be wine!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRAILTESSA EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.
Limit: 10 women ages 21 and above