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Winter Hike and Chili Potluck

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Winter Hike 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Winter presents the opportunity to explore the interior of the Cedarburg Bog. Field Station Director, Jim Reinartz will lead the annual hike into the heart of the Bog. This is a 4-mile hike, and weather or snow and ice conditions can make this hike challenging.  In the past we have hiked in bitter cold, on a warm day with wet slush over the ice, in deep snow, with no snow at all on very slick ice, and when we were lucky, with a little snow over solid ice.

Ice conditions as of 1/26/2018

  • Conditions may change by Sunday, 1/28. We still don’t know for sure where we will hike on Sunday, and we won’t be sure until Sunday morning.  At this point we are still hopeful that we will be able to take our traditional long walk up into the Bog.
  • We will have a very nice hike planned even if we can’t take that route in the Bog.
  • To the extent that we do go into the Bog the ice will be safe, but there may be some water over the ice, so waterproof winter boots will be required.
  • All hikers must be willing to accept the risk of falling, regardless of the hike.

Chili Dinner    4:30 PM

You don’t have to hike to join us for the chili potluck.  We will provide the chili and beverages; if you can, bring a dish to share.

Suggested donation for the Hike and Dinner is $5


Pre-registration is requested.  For directions or to register visit www.bogfriends.org (click on the Events tab), send an email to fieldstn@uwm.edu or call 262-675-6844.


January 28
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm


UWM Field Station
3095 Blue Goose Rd.
Saukville, WI 53080 United States
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