LUTSEN, MN — This winter, one Duluthian is coaching for a serious hike within the components.
Head gardner of the Glensheen Mansion and long-distance backpacker Emily Ford is on the point of tackle the Ice Age Path in Wisconsin.
In whole, the footpath is roughly 1,200 miles lengthy and crosses by means of 31 counties.
After years of climbing expertise and months of planning, Ford shared her pleasure with us earlier than a coaching session in Lutsen, Minnesota.
“I am very excited. I am not too fearful in regards to the temperature. Our winter has been fairly delicate, to date,” stated Ford.
Becoming a member of her on the journey is “Diggins,” a sled canine being borrowed from the Beatty Household Farm in Lakeville, Minnesota.
Ford expects Diggins to maintain her motivated and on-track in the course of the prolonged journey.
The 2 plan on beginning their journey on Monday, Dec. 28, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Fords hopes the pair can attain St. Croix Falls in simply 70 days.