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Prairie Springs Lecture featuring Emily Ford

The Longest Way: 10 Things I've Learned Along Winter Adventures

Monday, April 25  |  6:00 pm
Hesperich Auditorium - Graff Main Hall

Emily Ford is an aspiring winter adventurer and thru-hiker based in Duluth, Minnesota. She has completed many thru-hikes in the Midwest including the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail, which crosses Wisconsin east to west from Potawatomi State Park to St. Croix State Park on the Minnesota border. Also, in winter 2022 she completed a solo, 180-mile ski route across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Wilderness with her Alaskan Husky, Diggins.

Event supported by Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust, College of Science and Health, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. 

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  • 6 p.m. Monday, April 25


Graff Main Hall
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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Graff Main Hall


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