Emily Ford Reaches Cornell and Visits with 4th Grade Students


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Emily Ford, from Duluth, Minnesota, is the first woman (and second person) to attempt a winter through-hike of the Ice Age Trail.  She began her journey at the Eastern Terminus on Dec. 28th, and she is on track to complete her hike on Saturday, March 6th.   Emily arrived in Cornell on Monday, February 22.  She made a stop at the Cornell Elementary School to speak with the 4th grade students.  Afterward, she continued hiking.  She spent the night at Camp Nawakwa as the guests of the Girl Scouts.  Emily has been able to maintain 15-20 miles per day, even through the two weeks of sub-zero weather.  Congratulations to Emily on your imminent completion of the trail.

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