Winter Trails: Wisconsin
by Phil Van Valkenberg (The Globe Pequot Press)
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The trail is a must for all those within the Chicago Metro area. For a relatively short drive, the Ice Age Trail takes you lightyears away from the crowded suburban life. The trail is moderately difficult in sections but provides enough balance between the more steep and technical areas with the more stroll friendly sections. Definately a late summer/early autumn trip is prefered for the lack of bugs, crisp air and beautiful changing foliage. Beware of holiday weekends cause the area can get packed. Ice Age Trail and Devils Lake sights are well worth the trip.
Every fall some friends and I make our yearly trip onto the Ice age trail. Our departure spot is located about an hour and a half outside of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. I personally think that the trail is for any level of experience. There are many hills, marshes, and beaver dams to cross. Although you would think that the bugs would get the best of you because of the location, I think that there are more beaver lodges, then bug nests. The sites are amazing to look and ponder at. I would definately recomend this trail during the fall season. The trees are amazing!!
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