Backpacker Radio 124 | Ice Age Trail + Wisconsin Recap
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, Badger, Chaunce, and Sauce give you the full recap of our recent Wisconsin Ice Age Trail Road Trip Extravaganza. We give you a play-by-play of the highlights from the trail, town, the live events, and all the TMI inside stories and embarrassing moments in between. Casual warning to listeners- you will walk away from this one wanting to hike the Ice Age Trail and/or gorge yourself on fried fish.
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Recap with Chaunce, Zach, and Elise
Time stamps & Questions
00:04:52 – QOTD: What was your biggest surprise about Wisconsin?
00:10:16 – Day 1 in Wisconsin
00:11:28 – Meeting the Travel Wisconsin crew
00:12:11 – Starting the Ice Age Trail in St. Croix
00:15:53 – Packing out Culvers every night
00:17:40 – Sunsets, beavers, and WI elevation
00:18:51 – Ice Age Trail history from Elise
00:20:42 – Beaver stories
00:23:30 – Playing “Odds”
00:27:02 – Breakfast in Cornell, WI
00:29:40 – Ice Age Trail: Ringle Segment
00:32:04 – Zach drops spider in Elise’s bag
00:35:54 – Night hiking
00:40:56 – Ice Age Trail trailhead festivity
00:41:25 – Playing “Odds” again
00:44:55 – Hilltop Pub & Grill fish fry
00:46:44 – What are the odds Zach would hike in a leather thong?
00:49:03 – Bohn Lake segment
00:50:32 – Preparing for the Delafield Meet-up
00:55:36 – Exploring Whitewater, WI
00:59:40 – Getting to know Elise better
01:00:14 – Jabba joined the group
01:01:16 – Elisa tells Chaunce’s underwear story
01:04:00 – Ice Age Trail: Blackhawk and Blue Spring Lake segment
01:06:13 – Hiking Devil’s Lake
01:11:44 – Car ferry on the Ice Age Trail
01:12:38 – Exploring Lodi, WI
01:13:32 – Live podcasting in Fitchburg, WI
01:15:12 – What happened to Chaunce’s face?
01:20:00 – Exploring downtown Madison, WI on Badge Game Day
01:20:39 – Flying back to Denver
01:22:44 – Recap wrap-up
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