Participants will meet at 9 AM on Saturday, September 29 near the Rice Lake Boat Launch off State Park Road for a scenic up-to-10-mile guided hike on the Ice Age Trail. This primitive rocky trail leads through, around, and over many glacial features and can be challenging but rewarding.
Shuttle cars will be on-hand to drive tired hikers back from the 2.3 mile and 4.2 mile road crossings, and from the end point (8.8 miles) at the Oleson Cabin on Duffin Road. (Arrangements can be made for those wanting a longer hike.) Long pants, sturdy shoes, a hat, bug spray, water, and a snack are strongly recommended. A state parks sticker is required for parking.
This free event is a good challenge for those curious about hiking the Ice Age Trail, Wisconsin’s only National Scenic Trail. The annual “This Land is Your Land” hike is in recognition of National Public Lands Day — and sponsored by the Whitewater Ice Age Trail Community and the Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance. For more information, please contact hike leader Andy Whitney at 262-949-0286.