Super volunteers and users of the Ice Age Trail

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Emily Ford and Diggins completed their thru-hike of the Ice Age Trail at Interstate Park in St. Croix Falls.
On March 6, 2021, Emily Ford, of Duluth, Minnesota, became the first woman to thru-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail in winter. She reached Interstate State Park in St. Croix Falls, the western terminus of the Ice Age Trail, 68 days after starting her trek on Dec. 28 at the trail’s easternmost point in Wisconsin’s Potawatomi State Park.

Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail has inspired generations of hikers and trail builders since its founding in the 1950s. We talk to one of the stand-out volunteers dedicated to the upkeep of the1,200-mile trail, and a “thru-hiker” whose 69-day winter trek is the subject of a new documentary film.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Debbie Krogwold Guest
  • Emily Ford Guest

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