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Author McManus, Melanie Radzicki, 1961- author.

Title Thousand-miler : adventures hiking the Ice Age Trail / Melanie Radzicki McManus.

Publication Info. [Madison, Wisconsin] : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, [2017]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    917.75 MCM    Available
Description 293 pages : maps ; 22 cm
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Summary "In Thousand-Miler : Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail, readers will learn about the history and development of Wisconsin's Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the geologic wonders it showcases, as they trace Melanie McManus's footsteps thru-hiking it twice. While sharing her story of what it was like to hike 1,100 miles of Wisconsin forestland, prairie, wetlands and farmland, McManus also shares the stories of thru-hikers she encounters along the way. Their collective tales shed light on the motivations of thru-hikers, how they accomplish the feat (everyone does it differently), and what the various trail segments and trailside communities are like. They will also recall the various funny, somber, and heartwarming moments that occur when hikers' paths intersect with those of ordinary Wisconsinites going about their daily lives"--Provided by publisher.
Contents My journey begins -- Birth of a trail -- Running like a girl -- Fighting with the trail -- Into the wild -- Rooted to the trail -- Wolves and coyotes and bears, oh my! -- Jim Staudacher, trailblazer -- Rough waters -- A bump in the trail -- Bob Fay, archaeologist -- Love is a many-splendored thing -- Adam Hinz, seeker -- Now entering Langlade County -- Drew Hendel and Paul Kautz, explorers -- Conquering the north -- Jason Dorgan, speed demon -- Hitting halfway heaven -- Home-field advantage -- My journey ends -- Jenni Heisz, warrior -- Epilogue.
Subject McManus, Melanie Radzicki, 1961- -- Travel -- Wisconsin -- Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail (Wis.) -- History.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail (Wis.) -- Description and travel.
Hiking -- Wisconsin -- Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Geology -- Wisconsin -- Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Natural history -- Wisconsin -- Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Hikers -- Wisconsin -- Ice Age National Scenic Trail -- Biography.
Other Form: Online version: McManus, Melanie Radzicki, 1961- Thousand-miler. [Madison, Wisconsin] : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, [2017] 9780870207914 (DLC) 2016043924
ISBN 9780870207907 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0870207903 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
9780870207914 (ebook)

 
    
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