Kettle Moraine North: Overnight Winter Hike

Last weekend, a friend and I hiked the 15.2 mile section of Ice Age Trail from the Hwy P trailhead to Butler Lake. We toyed with the idea of completing the full length of Kettle Moraine North (~32 miles)…but the fresh snow made for slower going than we’d anticipated. Some of the deeper drifts were well up over our knees.

Time: 8:50 pm – 2:45 am

Overnight low: 1°F

Setting off

Setting off

Mile 3

Mile 3


Mile 10

Published in: on January 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Trying to decide what would be the most difficult…the 1 degree temp, identifying the trail in deep snow, or the 15+ miles in the middle of the night when I would rather be under the covers with my head on a pillow! : )

    • We actually spent 30+ minutes at one point completely lost and unable to find the trail, haha.

  2. Just learned you did this trail. I saw and spoke with Kris K. and he says he knows you. Grandpa and I still walk; but sometimes my knees talk back to me. ha ha. Grammy R.

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