Beginner Backpacking on the Ice Age Trail, Wisconsin Oct 4-5th -

Beginner Backpacking on the Ice Age Trail, Wisconsin Oct 4-5th

Join us for a beginner backpacking trip on the ice age trail

Beginner Backpacking Trip on the Ice Age Trail!

Cost: There is a $25 fee associated with this trip. You must sign up on eventbrite to reserve your spot and after you register you’ll get an email about payment details (can pay by Venmo, Paypal or cash day of)


Have you wanted to try backpacking but haven’t had a group to go with? Or, you’ve been wanting to get out on the Ice Age Trail? Join Women Who Explore from Illinois and Wisconsin for a 1 night backpacking trip on the ice age trail this Fall! This trip will be Friday October 4 – Saturday October 5th and it is geared towards beginners, but all are welcomed. We are mostly focusing on the Blackhawk Segment of the Ice Age Trail and will be camping at Shelter 3. We will be doing low mileage, a total of 8-10 miles over the two days. This section of the IAT is hilly. We will meet Friday at 2 PM at the Ice Age Trail Parking lot of Hwy 12 ( You must have a WI state park pass sticker (or day pass) to park at this lot. Carpooling options to trailhead might be available. This event is limited to only 8 women!

Meals: Friday and Saturday meals are the responsibility of the attendees. We will send out meal suggestions beforehand. If you need help with meal planning you can reach out and we will help you plan.

Gear: Attendees are responsible for getting their own gear. We have set up an option with @Camprents – an Ohio based gear rental company if you need to rent gear. If you’re interested in this option, please send an email to REI will also rent gear.

Recommended gear:

Backpacking pack

1 or 2 person tent

Sleeping bag

Sleeping pad

Sleeping pillow

Backpacking stove (if you want hot meals)

Water filter


Trekking poles (if you want them)

Dry bag for food

2 days worth of food (always carry extra!)

Emergency first aid kit

Extra tent stakes and rope


Mess kit (utensils to cook your food)

Toilet paper

Cat shovel (to bury your waste)

Trash bags (pack in and out!)


Warm jacket

Extra socks

Extra water

Rain gear


Please sign this waiver:

Questions? Email your Women Who Explore Ambassadors Alana at or Alex at

*Ambassadors are not professional guides. While we will all look out for each other, Women Who Explore is not responsible for accidents, injuries, and lost items on trail. Hike with caution and always be responsible.*

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