Mid-September Trail Update

Ice Age Trail Alliance
Chippewa Moraine Chapter

Ice Age Trail Update

Mid-September 2019

Libby Stupak

Help Finish A New Trail Segment This Saturday, Sept. 14

This trail segment has been under relocation for two years and the day has arrived to complete the task. We’re hoping for a great turnout to put the finishing touches on this trail, and enjoy a great fall day in the woods. 

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Deer Fly Trail trailhead parking area, 25475 Deer Fly Trail. We’ll have light refreshments at the conclusion, but bring your own water, possibly a snack for mid-morning, and the usual bug repellent, & gloves. Tools provided. 

Please confirm  your intent to attend the improvement day via email so we can plan for you.

Click Here For Registration Site

Don’t Miss Chapter Meeting & Pizza Party, Monday, Sept. 16

Last year’s September Chapter meeting was a big hit, because we combined it with a pizza party. So we are going to do it again this year on Monday, Sept. 16 starting at 6 p.m. at the Fill-Inn Station, 104 W Columbia St, Chippewa Falls. We’ll provide the pizza and soft drinks; avail yourself of the large selection of tap beer offerings if you choose.

We’re always happy to celebrate, and thank our hard-working volunteers and those who support us, so don’t miss it!

You don’t have to register, but if you do plan to come, go ahead and let us know anyway so we know how many pizzas to get ready.

Click Here For Registration Site

Sherry Jasper

Join, or Lend a Hand, at Trailtessa Retreat on Saturday, Sept. 28

An Ice Age Trail Alliance “Trailtessa” event, focused on women and the outdoors, is happening here at the Obey Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28. On the agenda are several hike options (4.5-mile, 2-mile, and less-than-a-mile), light refreshments and snacks, and camaraderie. If you are interested in signing up (registration is required but there is no charge), go to https://www.iceagetrail.org/be-loved-saturday-september-28-2019/.

We are still in need of local volunteers to help with registration, leading hikes, helping at a crafts area, and answering questions about the area. If you’d like to help out in one of these ways, let us know and we’ll pass the word on. The participants will be coming from a distance, so it’s helpful having locally knowledgeable volunteers involved to answer questions, etc. In keeping with the theme of the event, the preference is for women to serve in these roles.

You can extend the event! Girl Scout alumnae and friends are invited to an extended ("s’more”) retreat overnight at Camp Nawakwa. Download the information here. 

Richard Smith

Step Up For The Parade of Colors, Saturday, Oct. 5

Our annual Fall Color Hike, the Parade of Colors, will once again be held on Saturday, October 5, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Obey Interpretive Center. No one should miss Autumn on the Ice Age Trail, and this is a great opportunity to hike and enjoy the fall color, cool weather, and camaraderie. 

Chapter volunteers are needed to shuttle hikers to their starting points, serve as hosts and coordinators, and to serve or provide refreshments.  Let us know how you want to help, and everyone will appreciate it. 

If you want to participate as a hiker, round up the gang and come between 9 and 11 a.m. Our driver will get you to your starting point,  be it 6 miles or anything less. You get to enjoy the good part, the splendid views, colors, smells, and spirits of the fall woods. Somehow you’ll magically end up back where you started, for a chance to grab some refreshments, and perhaps stay a bit longer with the kids to see the exhibits and games at the Obey Center. You might even buy a T-shirt, fleece, hat, or trail guide.