Ice age trail winter thru-hike


Despite the harsh slew of tread types and weather conditions, my winter adventure along Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail proved to be a heartwarming experience. 

December 22, 2016 – February 17, 2017

1,077 miles

58 days, 5 zero days – Westbound


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The Ice Age Trail Alliance publishes guidebooks and mapsets (atlas) and updates them every few years. I used the 2015 atlas for planning the trip and brought it with me on the hike, although I seldom used it and tossed the rest halfway through my trip. 

I used the Mammoth Tracks app almost exclusively for navigation and GPS. It tells distances from landmarks such as parking, water, camping, road crossings, trail junctions, etc. and is very easy to use.