Sun, Jan 02|
New Year Day Hike (January 2, 2022)
Start your year off with a day hike in Wisconsin's Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest!
Time & Location
Jan 02, 2022, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Kewaskum, W431 County Line Dr, Kewaskum, WI 53040, USA
About The Event
This event is suitable for anyone in Class 1, 2, or 3. All levels of experience are welcome. For an explanation of the way we classify events, visit this page.
If you made a New Year's resolution to spend more time outdoors, here is your opportunity to do so! Join us as we spend the day hiking on the Ice Age Trail, or snowshoeing/cross country skiing (weather permitting) on the looped trails in the New Fane section. Maps for the New Fane looped trails can be found here.
The New Fane loops are only open to snowshoeing and cross country skiing when there is snow on the ground.
The ticket price is $25. Snowshoe rental is available for $40. (Limited quantities available). The ticket price includes snacks and water/hot cocoa/coffee in the afternoon. You will be responsible for your own meals, snacks, and beverages throughout the day.
Guests are responsible for bringing the following:
-appropriate clothing for winter hiking (layers)
-cross country skis (optional)
-individual First aid kit
Guests will have the option to meet at the Great Outdoors Supper Club in the afternoon for food and drinks! The supper club is located at 8906 Forest View Rd, Kewaskum, WI 53040.
No refunds will be issued.
All True North staff are certified in First Aid/CPR and every one of our events is led by a guide who is a paramedic/Wilderness First Aid instructor. Guides are experienced in wilderness and outdoor travel and are equipped with GPS and well as satellite phones when needed.
True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above in the event of inclement weather, availability, or other uncontrollable events.
Donate and Give Back to the Outdoor Community!
We are teaming up with *Gear Forward in an attempt to collect new and unused gear, specifically sleeping bags, tents, and backpacks. Illinois resident Scott Gauvin is the founder of Gear Forward, an independent nationwide non-profit that provides gear to non-profit community organizations, youth groups, and charities working with young people in the outdoors. If you have one of the above-mentioned pieces of gear and would like to donate it, please bring it with you. After our fall and winter events, the gear that we collect will be turned over to Gear Forward.
*As stated above, Gear Forward is an independent nationwide non-profit that provides gear to non-profit community organizations, youth groups, and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Scott Gauvin, Gear Forward aims to encourage people to donate unused outdoor gear they no longer want or need. Gear Forward also seeks partnerships with outdoor retailers and manufacturers to encourage donations of unused gear or donations by customers. The outdoors are our collective greatest treasure and gift that we offer the next generation. Gear Forward, simply is about providing the next generation of stewards, adventurers, Scoutmasters, and Girl Scout Leaders the resources they need to get outdoors. No child should be denied access to all the outdoors has to offer because they don't have the necessary equipment. Through the collection of gently used outdoor gear, Gear Forward will work with other youth and outdoor-focused organizations to get donated gear into the hands that need it. Through the donation of outdoor gear, Gear Forward will provide youth in need via various noteworthy organizations the ability to participate in outdoor-themed activities such as hiking, camping, and backpacking. You can find out more about Gear Forward by visiting their Facebook page or website.