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 and additional details are forthcoming.
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.
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!
Limit: 10 women ages 21 and above