Adult Backpacking Trip

Hurstville Interpretive Center, Jackson County

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Join us for an introductory backpacking trip along the Ice Age Trail! Learn about backcountry skills during this County Conservation Naturalist led trip!

To register, click here to fill out a google form. 

Cost is $50/person and there will be a required pre-trip meeting.

For more information or to sign up, contact Jackson CC (563) 652-3783; Dubuque CC (563) 556-6745; or email


Calling all adults - join Dubuque & Jackson County Naturalists for an introductory backpacking trip on the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin! Learn more about backpacking, camping, cooking over a stove, and backcountry skills. 

Trip Dates: Tues-Thurs July 16-18, 2024

Location: Ice Age Trail, Chippewa County, Wisconsin

Ages: 18 and older

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Sunday, July 7 from 2:00-4:00 PM (location TBD)

Participants will need to complete this google form and submit payment by July 1st. We are accepting participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Once you complete the google form, we will email you a medical form to complete and return.

Send payment to FJCC Attn: Jess Wagner 18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060.

Make checks payable to Friends of JCC. 

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and be able to:- hike 25+ miles during the 3-day/2-night trip- sleep in a tent on the ground (sleeping pad optional - you have to carry it!)- carry 40+ pounds while hiking (you are responsible for carrying your personal gear + some of the group gear).

Backpacks, tents, group gear, and other equipment provided. A packing list will be provided. Guided trip led by staff with Dubuque & Jackson County Conservation departments.

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Adult Backpacking Trip


Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - Thursday, July 18, 2024


Ice Age Trail
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn, IA 54757

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