Wisconsin, Here We Come! Backpacker Radio’s 2nd Annual Road Trip Takes on the Ice Age Trail

Backpacker Radio, The Trek’s flagship podcast, is bound for the Badger State this October!  In partnership with Travel Wisconsin & the Ice Age Trail Alliance and their Mammoth Hike Challenge, Chaunce, Elise, and yours truly will be cruising to Wisconsin to trek sections of the Ice Age Trail while enjoying local breweries, mainlining fried cheese and fish, and meeting with fellow backpacking enthusiasts along the way.

The Cinnamon Connection will be hitting many of the Ice Age Trail’s highlights including, Chippewa Moraine, Ringle, Kettle Moraine, and Devil’s Lake State Park.

But- what we’re most excited about is the opportunity to mingle with our Midwest trail lovers.  On Wednesday, October 13th and Friday, October 15th, we’ll be hosting events open to the public which will include a Hiker Meetup, a boatload of free swag, beer, a LIVE podcast (featuring a surprise guest), beer, Chaunce’s famed carnival barking, and beer.

If you’re interested in attending either or both of these events, we strongly encourage you to register to guarantee your entry.  Both events are 100% FREE, but have limited capacity.

Backpacker Radio Hiker Meetup

Date: Wednesday, October 13th

Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Location: Delafield Brew Haus in Delafied, WI

Description: Join the Waukesha Milwaukee County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance as we welcome Zach Davis and Juliana Chauncey to Wisconsin! Cold beer, warm cheese curds, Trail talk, giveaways and raffles…oh my!


Backpacker Radio LIVE Podcast & Hiker Meetup

Date: Friday, October 15th

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Hop Haus Brewing Company in Fitchburg, WI

Description: Watch Badger, Chaunce and the Backpacker Radio crew in action live and in action.  For the first time ever, Backpacker Radio will be recording a live podcast featuring a super top secret guest sure to explode the minds of all in attendance.  This will be a full podcast and include the rare opportunity for a handful of lucky attendees to participate.  The night will conclude with a meet and greet and of course more beer and cheese curds.


If you live in the Midwest and want to get in on some fun Wisconsin trekking and cultural experiences on your own agenda, we strongly encourage you to check out the IATA’s Mammoth Hike Challenge.  Head here to learn more about the challenge including how you can score a free badge just for being a good hiker.

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