The three-day backpacking event begins Friday, October 18th and ends Sunday, October 20th for a total distance of almost 24 miles. There is a Thursday night camping option at the Mauthe Lake campground. Specific itinerary and additional details will be sent to all attendees upon attendance confirmation by March 30.
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. To make this experience the most enjoyable as possible please note the following requirements:
Mandatory attendance at the Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) Annual Conference, Saturday, April 13 for the Long-Distance Hiking Seminar* 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Ho Chunk Hotel and Convention Center, Baraboo. (*$50 conference fee will be waived)
Mandatory pre-trip planning meeting Saturday, August 17 at the IATA office in Cross Plains 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 [PDF]
No whining, and there will be wine!
Limit: 12 women ages 21 and above
Investment: $75.00 (Non-refundable)
Gear list and itinerary received after registration and after March 30th.
Questions: email Sharon Dziengel, [email protected]