Part II – The Company & Community
The Ice Age Trail is in parts remote and only little used, I went for days without seeing any other hikers – particularly in the northern parts, so it can get pretty lonely out there. While that might be nice for a few days I found this to be quite unsettling at times.
Luckily I had the chance to walk with some locals who are completing this trail in pieces, meaning I had some company on a big chunk of the trail.
Thank you to everyone who stopped to have a chat for a few minutes, joined me on a brief stroll or even whole segments. You made this trail the experience it has been.
The same goes for the supportive community of those who have already earned their thousand-miler status and those currently working on it. Their knowledge and support was invaluable and I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to meet some of these amazing people both on and off the trail.