Wisconsin Trails Join National Park Service, Plus Christmas Music By Regional Performers

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Heard On Simply Superior
With the official designation of Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail and its portion of the National Scenic Trail as national parks, we take a look back at Emily Ford’s solo winter trek across Wisconsin.

Earlier this month, Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail and the state’s portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail were officially designated as parks under the National Park Service. If that inspires you to hit one or both of them for a winter hike, you might take a page from Emily Ford. The Duluth hiker and her loaner sled dog Diggins completed a 10-week winter trek of the 1,100-mile-plus Ice Age Trail in 2021. She shared her story back then with “Simply Superior” host Robin Washington, and it will be heard in an encore broadcast on Friday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m.

Also, everyone from Elvis to Death Row Records has released Christmas music, so why not our local performers? Troubadours Wyatt Thomson and Thomas King of northwest Wisconsin and Minnesota’s David Harland break from their usual musical genres to share holiday offerings with “Simply Superior” host Robin Washington. We also hear songs by Teague Alexy and Gaelynn Lea,

Episode Credits

  • Robin Washington Host
  • Robin Washington Producer
  • Robin Washington Interviewer
  • Emily Ford Guest
  • Thomas Wayne King Guest
  • David Harland Guest
  • Wyatt Thomson Guest

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