An all-new guide to hiking and backpacking in the Badger State, for hikers of all abilities.
Hikers of all ages and abilities in the Badger State will find traversing the statewide trails in 50 Hikes in Wisconsin to be an educational as well as a recreational opportunity. The 50 trails relate to both the natural and cultural history of the area. It takes only a few minutes to drive from the largest forested region in the state—the Chequamegon-Nicoler National Forest—to the Apostle Islands Lakeshore. Some of the best hiking in the state is accessible within a half hour`s drive of downtown Milwaukee.
This volume`s hikes fall within four quadrants: the hilly, driftless southwest; the northwest`s terminal moraine and the Ice Age trail; the heavily wooded and agricultural northeast featuring Door County, Wisconsin`s Cape Cod; and the southeast`s glacier-made Kettle Moraine. Also, almost all of the trails are used as Nordic ski trails in the winter; others are suited for snowshoeing.
In this all-new guide, an overview chart provides at-a-glance information on the 50 hikes that range from 1.5 to just over 9 miles in length. Each hike description includes directions to the trailhead, a topographic map, and a detailed account of the route. Hikemaster Morgan emphasizes not only the flora and fauna but also what each trail has to tell people of all ages about Wisconsin and the region`s past. 50 black & white photos, 51 maps.
About the Author John Morgan, a freelance science and environment writer, is a doctoral candidate in journalism and mass communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the managing editor of The Internet Scout Project and has written for Madison Magazine and Wisconsin Academy Review. He and his wife Ellen live in Madison.