Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 Snowshoe Hike

Come on out to the Underdown main parking lot at 10AM on Saturday, February 8th  for guided hikes from 2 to 8 miles.  Hikers will climb the heights of the Ice Age Trail and have a chance to cross lakes and bogs that are only accessible in winter.  Refreshments and a warm fire afterwards.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fall Color Hike


DATE: Saturday October 5, 2013  10 A.M.
 WHEN:  To car pool meet at 9 A.M.  (Club 64 parking lot) west of

DIRECTIONS TO HIKE SITE:  Take 64 west of Merrill to Highway M-continue west on M for 11 miles.  Turn right on Tower Road.   Go North 9 miles. (Follow Ice Age Trail Event Signs) 

The Timberland Wilderness Segment of the Ice Age Trail will be the  featured section for this year’s fall hike.  This segment is in the western most portion of the Ice Age Trail in Lincoln County, accessed only by Tower Road.  This “wilderness” is characterized by mature, mixed hardwood trees; maple, oaks and hickory.  There are several unusual glacial features traversed by the trail, one being the ice-walled-lake plain.  This will be a good chance to test your tree identification skills.

The trail is on firm, dry ground and should be considered only moderately difficult following rolling terrain. Total distance to be hiked is about 3 miles.

Bring a lunch to eat on the trail.

We will car pool from the parking lot near Club 64 (on Hwy 64) on the west end of Merrill on Saturday October 5th at 9:00 A.M. 

For more information contact Ruby Jaecks at or 715-443-3586  or cell 715-551-1118

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring Wildflower Hike



SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
10:00 A.M.

Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will be conducting their
annual Spring Wildflower Hike in the Harrison Hills with its many beautiful hills and small lakes.

Bring a lunch and water to have on the trail

Directions: Take Highway 51 to County Road J at Irma-Go East on J-5 miles to Turtle Lake Road . Go North  3 miles on Turtle Lake road-Follow Ice Age Event Signs

Or from the East-Take Hwy 17 to County Road J at Bloomville.  Go west on County Road J to Turtle Lake Road. Turn North. (Follow the Ice Age Trail Event Signs)

Any questions contact Ruby Jaecks or 715-443-3586

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Annual Meeting


At the Annual Meeting of the Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance,
 Join guest speaker, Teacher/ Naturalist of Trees For Tomorrow, Joe Panci of Eagle River, WI. as he tells the tales of his 2007 thru-hike of Vermont's Long Trail, a true mountain adventure.  A 300 mile journey along America's oldest long-distance trail.  This trail runs the length of Vermont (From Massachusetts to the Canadian border).This rugged  trail leads hikers along the backbone of the Green Mountains, sharing its first 100 miles with the Appalachian Trail.  Learn what it takes physically, mentally and logistically to do a thru-hike?

The public is invited.

  The presentation will follow a fairly brief Chapter business meeting.  Chapter volunteers will share their efforts and adventures on their segments of the trail during the past year.
Come see what the Ice Age Trail is all about.    

 The meeting will be on Tuesday April 9, 2013,at 6:30 pm in the Lincoln County Services Building, 801 North Sales Street, Merrill, WI.    .

For further information contact Ruby Jaecks at 715-443-3586 or

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Underdown Snowshoe Hike

Saturday February 2nd at 10AM
Main Underdown Parking Lot

Guided hikes of one to four hours!
Fire and refreshments!
Upcoming events:
April 8th or 9th  Annual Meeting
May 11th Flower Hike