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Ice Age Trail enthusiast to share her adventures during 'Thursdays at the U'

| Linda Tollefsrud

Photo caption: Sue Greenway will share her experiences on Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail Sept. 29 as part of the "Thursdays at the U" series at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County. The photo above shows the western terminus of the trail in St. Croix Falls. (Photo by Mike Duchek, Wikimedia Commons)

Sue Greenway

Sue Greenway

Sue Greenway first noticed the Ice Age Trail as she drove by the yellow and brown roadside markers near Birchwood. She started walking local segments of the trail, and then, after a few years of talking about it, decided to hike the entire 1,200-mile trail during 2020-21.

Greenway’s experience goes far beyond the trek. She’s excited to share her journey Sept. 29 as part of the "Thursdays at the U" series at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County. Her presentation, “Ice Age Trail Adventurer,” will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus. It also will be livestreamed.

In addition to Greenway’s passion for all things related to the trail, she enjoys quilting, motorcycling and generally exploring the great USA. This year, she will embark on shorter expeditions in Wisconsin's Driftless Area, Superior Hiking Trail, Appalachian Trail and the George S. Mickelson Trail in South Dakota.

Greenway’s motorcycle will take her to the Rocky Mountains, the Yellowstone area and the Black Hills. In addition to volunteering with the Superior Lobe Chapter of the Ice Age Trail in various ways, she is honored to serve on the board of directors for the statewide Ice Age Trail Alliance. 

The "Thursdays at the U" weekly series is free and open to the public thanks to support from the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation. Neither seating reservations nor parking permits are needed for campus guests.

For more information about the series, call the campus at 715-788-6244 or email Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, the series organizer, at tollefla@uwec.edu.