I saw that a trip is already scheduled for this Meetup group, but thought I would post this here in case anyone was interested in something closer that weekend.
Planning to do a trip on the newly rennovated stretch of the Ice Age Trail in the Chequamegon National Forest. The Ice Age Trail Alliance this year held two Mobile Skills Crew events there this year for which they improved the trail, build structures, and do some re-routing. So I thought this would be a good time to give it a try. My plan was to try to do HWY 64 to HWY E eastbound, which would put it at a distance of about 29 miles, though I could add or subtract a little (perhaps go further to the Mondeaux Flowage). For anyone who has the Ice Age Trail Atlas, you can see where the campsites are along the trail. At this point I'd classify this as an intermediate trip due to the potential for rougher trail with water crossings, possible sub-32 temps, and maybe one day above 10 miles. Details subject to change but wanted to throw it up here in case anyone is interested.
Update - this would be my planned itinerary. Please refer to Ice Age Trail Atlas pages 20f-23f for maps:
Oct. 4 (Thurs.) AM - Leave a car at the eastern endpoint and travel to HWY 64 trailhead. Hike to Lake Eleven campsite, or thereabouts.
Oct. 5 (Fri.) - Hike to campsite, possibly the one at Sailor Creek. Meet up with anyone joining us for Friday evening.
Oct. 6 (Sat.) - Hike to campsite near North Fork Yellow River.
Oct. 7 (Sun.) - Hike out to HWY E or to Mondeaux Flowage/Spearhead Point area.
Notes: Having contacted Buzz Meyer, chapter coordinator for Taylor Co., and hearing from Jon who has hiked this stretch before, it sounds like the campsites are rather primitive and in some cases dispersed, off-trail camping, might be just as good. I plan to play it by ear in that regard and be flexible. Plan on latrines not being available, and be ready to bear bag your food and other items. I also recommend bringing along an item of blaze orange as I believe it is bear hunting season through Oct. 9. Make sure you have appropriate gear including a water filter, compass, whistle, etc... (see group recommended gear list) and would be ready for cooler nighttime temps and possible rain.
More info here: http://highpoint.iceagetrail.org/hike-the-chapter
Per group policy, the charge for this would be $15, though I believe if you aren't able to come until Friday night you could pay $10.