LUTSEN, MN — This winter, one Duluthian is coaching for a significant hike within the parts.
Head gardner of the Glensheen Mansion and long-distance backpacker Emily Ford is on the brink of tackle the Ice Age Path in Wisconsin.
In complete, the footpath is roughly 1,200 miles lengthy and crosses by 31 counties.
After years of mountain 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 apprehensive concerning the temperature. Our winter has been fairly delicate, to this point,” mentioned 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 throughout 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.