Around 15,000 years ago, during an Ice Age, an episode of glaciation on the North American continent left a 1,200 mile trace of landscapes shaped by glacial activity that included kames, eskers, and kettles. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail, in Wisconsin, follows this trace for the full 1,200 miles. Hike a portion, or hike the entirety and earn the title of a “Thousand Miler.”
As you hike and view the unusual landforms that were carved by glaciation, you can appreciate that we now live in an interglacial period. It certainly gives the visitor a sense of humility to imagine the massive glaciers of the Ice Age and to place ourselves within the geologic time span.