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Nate Boyer
(NateB123) - F - MLife
Midwest Hikers (Ice Age Trail) on 05/08/2013 19:57:43 MDT Print View

I'm looking for some info on the ice age trail. If anyone has been here before, please contact me. I'd like to talk with someone about some questions I have.

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Jim Colten
(jcolten)

Locale: MN
Re: Midwest Hikers (Ice Age Trail) on 05/08/2013 20:15:42 MDT Print View

Hi Nate,

I'm pretty sure the IAT had a booth at the Midwest Mountaineering Expo ... did you speak to them.

Their website: http://www.iceagetrail.org/home

Nate Boyer
(NateB123) - F - MLife
expo on 05/08/2013 20:28:36 MDT Print View

Yes. I did. They didn't know anything. They told me to direct my questions to the NCT booth. They wanted to play trivia questions for raffle tickets.
The people at the booths were clueless.

I'm concerned because I've read that there is no camping on certain sections of the trail. I don't understand this.

I was hoping to start at the st Croix state park area and do about 40 miles in a weekend.

Edited by NateB123 on 05/08/2013 20:29:09 MDT.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: expo on 05/08/2013 20:31:42 MDT Print View

There are sections, many of them in fact, that do not allow dispersed camping. Some sections only allow camping in campgrounds and some sections dont allow any camping.

Nate, PM me your email address and I can send you photos of the St. Croix section map and guidebook. I own the official map set.

Edited by T.L. on 05/08/2013 20:33:30 MDT.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: expo on 05/08/2013 21:00:16 MDT Print View

Nate,
I don't have time to send all the photos tonight, (I can tomorrow) but a quick glance of the map shows that if you wanted to START hiking in Barron and Washburn counties which are just east of Burnett and Polk Counties, there is a good chunk of the trail that allows camping along the trail.

I'll post more tomorrow.

Nate Boyer
(NateB123) - F - MLife
thanks on 05/09/2013 07:49:24 MDT Print View

thanks travis.
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Nate Boyer
(NateB123) - F - MLife
shuttle on 05/09/2013 07:50:20 MDT Print View

I'd also like to arange a shuttle/taxi so we don't need to bring two cars. any ideas?

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: shuttle on 05/09/2013 14:18:42 MDT Print View

Nate, I sent you a couple of emails with 12 pictures of the first 12 maps of the trail.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Midwest Hikers (Ice Age Trail) on 05/09/2013 14:27:58 MDT Print View

Nate,Have you read this .

Nate Boyer
(NateB123) - F - MLife
weekend on 05/10/2013 10:43:08 MDT Print View

Got it figured out thanks to Travis sending me pics of his maps, and the volunteer listed for the Indianhead chapter. He offered to give us a lift to the trail head so we only have to bring one car.

We're going in this afternoon and coming out Sunday.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: weekend on 05/10/2013 11:23:08 MDT Print View

Glad to see it worked out, Nate! Let us know how that portion of the trail is.

Nate Boyer
(NateB123) - F - MLife
IH on 05/10/2013 11:41:13 MDT Print View

Will do. I believe we're scheduled to complete about 30 miles. Anybody been here before? Are there cool things to see?

Nate Boyer
(NateB123) - F - MLife
ice age on 05/15/2013 12:09:57 MDT Print View

The trail was in good condition. It was only wet in the lowest spots. We were easily able to walk around these areas. It was well marked and we recieved some great info from Dean (indianhead chapter volunteer). He was very helpful. The trail had lots of variety....thick woods, praire, lakes, rivers, creeks, logging, ups & downs, flats, and all kinds of other stuff.
We ended up doing about 40 miles over Fri-Sun.

I'd be happy to help out if anyone has questions.
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