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HIKING-WALKING              

                       

SAS Hikers 0n the Ice age Trail                    


HIKING THE ICE AGE TRAIL

There are several Ice Age trails around the city of Madison and Devil's Lake area. We try to do two or three of these trails each month, weather permitting. Our hikes can be anywhere from 2 to 6 miles and don't require any special equipment. Do wear a good pair of shoes and bring a walking stick, a hat in the deer tick season and mosquito spray in the summer time.

Enjoy the scenic trails and see how they change with the seasons.



HIKING SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 9. Meet at 9:00 (NOT 9:30) at the Middleton Park and Ride. From there we will caravan to Parfrey's Glen.

There are several hiking options:

1. The long hike is 4.2 miles and begins near Sauk Point. The first section of this is 2.2 miles and involves some uphill terrain with a long section of uneven rockysurfaces during the first mile.The remainder of the trail is packed dirt with occasional roots. Time; 50-60 minutes. This is the most challenging section of the trail.

2. At the 2.2 mile point the trail can be reached by a short path from Solum Rd. From here the trail continues to Parfrey's Glen. This trail is mainly packed dirt and is mostly down hill through a hardwood forest. About one hour.

3. At Parfrey's Glen the hike is in and out of the Glen on a dirt trail. The previous boardwalk t at the end of the Glen was washed away several years ago. The distance walking in and out is approximately 2 miles.

You may choose any of the 3 options as we will park one car at the Glen and ferry hikers to the hiking trail entrances.
Palfrey's Glen has picnic tables and bathroom facilities. You need to bring your own lunch and water.
Parfrey's Glen Map Quest address is 1377 County DL Merrimack, Wi. 53561.
Call John at 335-8164 or Lauris at 798-4451 or 445-4419 if you have questions.

Tuesday, September 25 - Devil's Lake. Meet at 9:00 at Middleton Park & Ride. We will carpool to the main visitors center at Devil's Lake. Hike will convene in front of the lakeside concession building and will take the West Bluff route,(500 ft. climb), and return along the lake path. We hope that fall leaf colors will appear by this date. Picnic lunch along lake shore after hike, bring sandwich and beverage. Some food available at concession building. Park sticker is required at both Parfrey's Glen and Devil's Lake.
Info, call Lauris, 445-4419, or John, 335-8164



MALL WALKING

West Towne Mall is open at 7am year around for those who want to use this opportunity.



Federal passes also provide free admission to Wisconsin Ice Age units:
       -Devil's Lake State Park
       -Interstate State Park
       -Mill Bluff State Park
       -Kettle Moraine State Forest (North Unit)



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