Kettle Moraine South The Nordic Trail

  • December 5, 2009 · 10:30 AM

Trail Distance: Approximately 10 miles
Trail Difficulty: Moderate to difficult (depends on weather)
Hiking Pace: 3-4 miles per hour
Hike Time: 3.5 to 5 hours

We will meet between 10:15 and 10:40 and get started at 10:45, please plan to get there at 10:30 so if you run a little late you can still get there by 10:45, we will start at 10:45 sharp. We can't wait around in the cold of the parking lot so please be timely. To get to the meeting point, you need to get to the intersection of Route 12 and County Road H then go about a mile north and you will see a sign for the Nordic Trail on the right side. Info on the required parking pass is in the description below. The star on the map below is the intersection of 12 and H, you will need to zoom in some:

http://www.mapquest.c...

Below is a trail map, there are some cut-off points that people can choose to take if they want to take a couple of miles off towards the hikes end: http://www.dnr.state....

While we want many people to join, everyone needs to know that it is not a beginner trail. There are lots of up and down terrain hills and it looks like it will be cold and sunny with an estimated high of 35 for the day. Please be sure you are able to hike the distance and handle the cold also. Lightweight, breathable layers are the best way to dress, bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch for the trail. Keeping hydrated in the cold is just as important as it is when it is hot. And RSVP policy, if you say Yes to the meet up please have every intention of joining us. We know that things come up and cancellations happen at some points and that is certainly understandable. Sometimes it seems like people RSVP Yes and then change to a No at the last minute keeping people that want to go from joining. Let's be good about RSVP'ing for this event.


As always with Wisconsin DNR, there is a parking fee of $10. Carpooling is highly recommended especially for those that don't have a parking sticker. Many of us have an annual pass since we've been camping in Wisconsin a good deal this year but the 2009 annual pass will be up at months end. If you do go on your own a daily pass is the best bet but see who you can email in the group and share a ride with. Setting up a carpool is up to individual hikers and not the organizers.

After the hike we will most likely go to a place in Lake Geneva called Popeye's, they are on the lake and have a good variety of food that is mostly inexpensive. Here is the link:

http://www.popeyesonl...

An email will be sent to the Yes's on Friday with any last minute info we feel we need to share.

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  • Andres

    Thank Matt for putting this hike on. This is a really good hike for those hew wish to have more of a challenge with all of its ups and down. The trail is nice and wide witch is great for hiking side by side and allows for really great conversation and song singing. LOL. Looking forward to the next one.

    December 6, 2009

  • Andres

    Thank Matt for putting this hike on. This is a really good hike for those hew wish to have more of a challenge with all of its ups and down. The trail is nice and wide witch is great for hiking side by side and allows for really great conversation and song singing. LOL. Looking forward to the next one.

    December 6, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a fun, slightly challenging hike and the weather was perfect. I'm so glad I went. It's fun to have friends that enjoy doing the same things I do!

    December 5, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike and nice conversation on the trail. Chilly day, but the sky was blue and the sun was out. Everyone worked up a big appetite and then grabbed a bite. Overall a great way to spend a wintery day - beats sitting around and watching TV any day!

    December 5, 2009

  • Matt

    Fun hike, lots of hills and some snow cover. Fun and small group of hikers, eating out afterward was fun also.

    December 5, 2009

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  • Matt
    Event Host
  • Andres
    Assistant Organizer
  • Patti
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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