November 2006 Trail News

Chapter Meets Monday, Nov. 20

Join fellow chapter members and trail enthusiasts as they come together to review the year’s progress and make plans for 2007. We really value your input in helping shape next year’s schedule and projects, especially evaluating what went well for us this year and what we should change.

We meet at 6:45 PM at the Chippewa Falls Public Library, in downtown Chippewa Falls, on Monday, Nov. 20

Thanks to Pet Trekkers and to Trail Evangelists

Thank you, JoAnn Parks for another delightful Pet Trek. The weather was a bit cool and the participation was correspondingly slimmer than last year, but those who came enjoyed the romp, and some great prizes were given, including a gift certificate from Northern Paws Pet Lodge for boarding.

Thanks also to Jim Brenner and Gerry Munyon for trekking to Minneapolis to tell the story of our trail to unsuspecting Minnesotans, at the same time the Packers were whupping the Vikings just down the street. Well, despite that small problem, we made lots of new friends for the trail and the IAPTF.

Trail gifts are always in season

If you’re looking for a special gift for that hiking friend, look no further than an Ice Age Trail gift:
• A membership gift will be appreciated the year around.
• T-Shirts, Atlases, and Companion Guides are available at the Chippewa Moraine Visitor Center.
• Two new designs of colorful (and very cool) kid’s shirts now join our kid’s footprint shirt.
• Embroidered patches make fine stocking stuffers, and cost nothing extra when you slip one in your holiday cards!

In addition, a very limited number of exotic and rare shirts are on display at the visitor center, generally in very large sizes.

Catch up on your reading at our website

If you missed the fine articles on the Ice Age Trail in the New York Times and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the articles are reproduced on our chapter website for your enjoyment.

Things to be thankful for

Among the many things for which we are thankful, we must include the many loyal and dedicated members and supporters of the Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation. It has been a difficult year for our organization. Thank you all for hanging in there with us. Thanks for all you do for the Ice Age Trail, and for the hikers who use it and appreciate your good work.

See you on the trail!