Author Melanie McManus will talk about her journey hiking the Ice Age Trail on Thurs., Sept. 21, at 6pm at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (431 W Center St, Whitewater).
Her 2013 journey, which began at the western end of the Ice Age Trail in Interstate State Park, St. Croix Falls, is recounted in her memoir, Thousand-Miler: Adventures hiking the Ice Age Trail (short excerpt available online from the Wisconsin Magazine of History). But the book is about more than becoming a “Thousand-Miler” (someone who hikes the entire 1,200 miles of the National Scenic Trail). It’s also about the places and people encountered along the way (some segments of the trail actually go along community streets, although most of it is off-road hiking terrain).
Copies of her book will be available for purchase. The talk is free and open to all.
Andersen Library can help you learn more, with books such as Ice Age Trail companion guide, 2011: More than 100 detailed segment-by-segment descriptions to help you connect with the thousand-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, QE697 .M361 2011), Ice Age Trail atlas: 105 detailed color hiking maps to help you connect with the thousand-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, QE697 .M36 2011), and Along Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail (3rd-floor Main Collection, QE697 .S545 2008). Additional interesting and practical information, including maps, tips for preparing for a hike, and recommended day trip routes, is provided online by the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, the U.S. National Park Service, and the Ice Age Trail Alliance.
If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).