Hagen's Hikes: A Test of Skill, Tolerance and Mosquito Netting

Posted by E.V. Thompson on Oct 24, 2019

Wisconsin’s wet spring gave way to a hot and steamy summer challenging Service Manager Tim Hagen with some difficult hiking conditions that had less to do with terrain and more to do with terrestrial beings -- bugs, that is. Hagen was glad to have the company of Matt Schmidt also a service manager at Lemberg, for the summer hikes on his way toward the end of the 1000 miles of the Ice Age Trail.

With temperatures in the 80's and 90's and the usual Wisconsin high humidity, Hagen trekked over 114 miles of the state's lush countryside filled with picturesque farmsteads, winding trails and peaceful beaches. But not all of it was kind.

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Hagen's Hikes: The Green of Wisconsin Spring

Posted by E.V. Thompson on Aug 6, 2019

Here’s another installment of Hagen’s Hikes, following the progress of Tim Hagen as he treks Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail on his way to the 1000 Mile Club. Hagen’s journey started last December when he walked 6.2 miles along some Waukesha County trails. After learning the health benefits and enjoying the solitude of hiking, the decision to become an Ice Age Trail Thousand-Miler was easy. Old Man Winter gave Hagen a few challenges, but he gave it right back. Here’s how he fared in spring.

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Hagen's Hikes: Weekend Warrior Goes Trailside with Old Man Winter

Posted by E.V. Thompson on May 20, 2019

Once again, we follow Lemberg Service Manager as he treks his way across the Ice Age Trail on his quest to complete the 1000-mile trail, one segment at a time. As you might imagine, weather can make or break a hike. Here we follow Hagen’s first few months of 2019 as he went trailside with Old Man Winter.

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Hagen's Hikes: The Thousand-Mile Ice Age Challenge

Posted by E.V. Thompson on Apr 12, 2019

The invitation is always open: join the weekend hike!

But, if you're going to tag along, make sure you wear good shoes and bring water because this is no casual hike. Lemberg Service Manager Tim Hagen has a goal to be recognized by Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) as one of the few who have hiked the entire 1,000+mile Ice Age Trail -- and he's happy to have company along his journey, as long as you show up prepared.

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