Two Hikes Offered At Mammoth Hike Challenge

Monty the Mammoth, the mascot for the Ice Age Trail, in front of Cornell Visitors' Center on Bridge St (Hwy 64).

The Alliance is gearing up for the Mammoth Hike Challenge 2022.  Registration is now open on the Ice Age Trail website.  Go to  to register.  Participants are challenged to walk/hike/run/backpack 42 miles on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and visit 3 Trail Communities.  Mileage can be accumulated individually, or you can register as a team and combine your miles.  (So a family of four hiking together would each hike 10.5 miles)  The Challenge is open to all ages and ability levels.  People who complete the Mammoth Hike Challenge will earn a 2022 limited edition challenge patch and certificate.

It is getting easier to travel to a Trail Community each year.  Cornell became the 13th Trail Community in 2020.  In 2021, they added Antigo and Sturgeon Bay.  This year they added Rib Lake and Merrill, putting the count to 17.  It’s great to see more communities in the northern tier of the trail!  (The other communities are:  St. Croix Falls, Lodi, Cross Plains, Verona, Janesville, Milton, Whitewater, Delafield, Hartland, Slinger, West Bend, and Manitowoc/Two Rivers.   By mid-August, updated itineraries will be available for planning your outings, so stay tuned.  Download the free Strive ON app for information on the Trail Communities and nearby trails.

We are sponsoring two hikes during the Mammoth Hike Challenge.  One is the Parade of Colors Hike at the Obey Center on October 1st.  The other is our Hike & Meet Monty event on the Chippewa River Segment and at the Cornell Visitor’s Center on October 8th.