Activities - Historical Trekking


Historical Trekking



            Historical Trekking, also called experimental archeology or experimental anthropology is attempting to recreate the everyday activities of the past using research and period techniques and items.  Historical Trekking is one of the reasons this group started and remains a focus of the group.  It gives us the opportunity to really experience what it was like for the soldiers of the French and Indian War.  We primarily concentrate on the experience of getting into the woods with our uniforms and accoutrements, to find out what it was like to march or scout for miles, then set up an encampment, do guard duty, make period meals, &c.  We do and have done both multiple day and single day treks.

            As a unit we have done treks in several mid-west locations.  In Wisconsin we have done treks in the Kettle Moraine State Forest (Northern Unit) and the Chequamegon National Forest.  In Minnesota we trekked in the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest and the Superior National Forest’s Superior Hiking Trail (one of the most beautiful and best spots for trekking in the mid-west.)  We’ve been to the Hiawatha National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


                                                                                                       Pvt. Burg of the RAR and Corpl. Still rest near the fire early in the morn during a trek in

                                                                                                                                                                    Michigan's Upper Peninsula, 2002.


     Cadets Still & Tucker work their way down a hill in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, 2010.



                                                                                                                           Pvt. O'Kelly on the trail in the Oberg Mountain segment of the Superior Hiking Trail

                                                                                                                                                                                         in northern Minnesota, 2003





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