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  1. Thread: Hello

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    You may want to check out...

    You may want to check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/214797715197465/ if you haven't already.

    I am in Madison currently. Hard with young kids lately and other stuff going on, but I try to do...
  2. Thread: 2 Day hikes

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    I assume by 2-day hike you mean a 2-day backpack...

    I assume by 2-day hike you mean a 2-day backpack with one night overnight. If you're in Chicago, Kettle Moraine South is even closer to you and would offer that. It has reservable shelters for a...
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    Thanks for the report. I've hiked (but not BP'd)...

    Thanks for the report. I've hiked (but not BP'd) all of the southern unit and Lapham Peak, and a little of the northern unit (we stayed I believe at shelter 4). Most people in my experience seem to...
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    Make sure you check out...

    Make sure you check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/214797715197465/ for a group of other sectioners.

    And the atlas contains a lot of useful information, so yes I would get it.

    Backpacking...
  5. Sure, why not? Last year snow in southern...

    Sure, why not? Last year snow in southern Wisconsin was pretty nonexistent but I have hiked some of the KM South and KM Loew Lake stuff in winter through snow (snowshoes sometimes needed). I also...
  6. Thread: Iat - 2013

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    Agree with what others said. That said, you...

    Agree with what others said. That said, you could probably put something together of 100 miles of the Ice Age Trail in Langlade/Lincoln/Taylor Cos. if you didn't mind having some road walking in...
  7. Thread: 2013 Thru hike

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    You could start here......

    You could start here... http://northcountrytrail.org/for-long-distance-hikers/ There is I think a thru-hiker committee they have which sets rules for them to recognize it such as you have to cross...
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    Well, if you got 36 ticks in one area my guess is...

    Well, if you got 36 ticks in one area my guess is that you were going off trail. Walking along established trails in KM South, ticks really shouldn't be a huge problem at any time of year,...
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    There is a section about hiking with dogs in the...

    There is a section about hiking with dogs in the guidebook, but unless you want to buy a copy of the guidebook, I would advise checking with the Ice Age Trail Alliance or whoever owns the land. But...
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    Hiking or backpacking? Or are you saying you...

    Hiking or backpacking? Or are you saying you want to thru-hike it?
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    Also to respond to the original question in the...

    Also to respond to the original question in the post... I don't have a favorite section per se, but it looks like the Chequamegon section may be some of the nicest based on some photos I saw. I...
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    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/trails.html...

    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/trails.html

    If you want more info on the Ice Age Trail in KM South, let me know, but the link there has a mileage chart and some other info.

    And as you...
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    Good suggestions from Todd. Detailed maps of...

    Good suggestions from Todd.

    Detailed maps of the Ice Age Trail are available at your local REI or even Barnes and Noble, or you can order them from www.iceagetrail.org. Backpacking opportunities...
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    Well the Kettle Moraine area is basically hilly...

    Well the Kettle Moraine area is basically hilly by definition and has other features that involve ups and downs like eskers. But overall it's fairly level especially compared with other parts of the...
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    Hello, if I understand you correctly you want to...

    Hello, if I understand you correctly you want to do a hike/backpack in the southern unit which is in the southeastern part of the state, as opposed to the northern unit, which is about an hour and a...
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    How experienced/confident are you? I think it's...

    How experienced/confident are you? I think it's probably pretty nice. I've been working on the Wood Lake segment to the east and that's another with some great scenery that can be backpacked. It...
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    More info: http://bit.ly/lUBdEo

    More info:

    http://bit.ly/lUBdEo
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    First of all, I assume you have the guide and...

    First of all, I assume you have the guide and atlas? Just updated earlier this year. 42 miles by the way is from the beginning of the Lake 11 segment to the end of the Mondeaux segment.

    I have...
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    Hello, I've hiked a bit east of there in Taylor...

    Hello, I've hiked a bit east of there in Taylor and Lincoln Cos. Where are your start/end points? Anything specific you wanna know? I do know someone who I think has done that section.

    Also...
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    Did you ever figure this out? Doesn't sound like...

    Did you ever figure this out? Doesn't sound like a harrier. They often hunt very low over fields and will stop and sit for a little bit before taking off again. Look for a white rump as well. ...
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    New atlast/guide out

    https://www.iceagetrail.org/store
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    http://campinggeartv.com/jerky-madness/

    http://campinggeartv.com/jerky-madness/
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    I recommend this one...

    I recommend this one

    But great discussion. Certainly seems like a good idea to have one. I wonder if even at the dollar store you could find a small portable radio these days.
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    I don't know much about this and only watched...

    I don't know much about this and only watched this brief video...

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1667925646/pacific-crest-trail-documentary

    ...but it seems like these guys took the idea...
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    I have a Thermarest Ridge Rest but I think I'll...

    I have a Thermarest Ridge Rest but I think I'll use the coupon for a ProLite Plus, sounds like it's good for colder temps and gets good reviews.
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