Duluth hiker Emily Ford is making progress along her nearly 1,200-mile hike on Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail.

Ford left the Sturgeon Bay area of eastern Wisconsin on Dec. 28 with her borrowed dog, Diggins. She expects to finish her hike in early March at the western end of the Ice Age Trail near St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, about 90 miles south of Superior.

As of midweek, Ford had reached Rib Lake, Wisconsin. She’s now nearly eight weeks into the trip with about two more weeks to go.

Ford said progress this week had been slow due to deep snow on the trail, and she faced temperatures as cold as 27 below zero on Wednesday morning before things began to warm up a bit. She was recently joined by a videographer from the Minneapolis-based video studio Credo Nonfiction.

Previously: Duluth woman solo hiking Ice Age Trail ... in winter