December 2022 Dispatch

Ice Age Trail Alliance
Chippewa Moraine Chapter

Ice Age Trail Dispatch

December 2022

State Park Stickers for 2023 Available Now

A number of state parks are near or on the Ice Age Trail.  Park stickers are now available for 2023.   You can order them at:

There is a reduced rate for WI residents who are 65 or older.  


 Chapter Annual Meeting and Elections

The Chippewa Moraine Chapter of the Ice Age Trail held their chapter meeting on Monday, November 21 at the Chippewa Falls Public Library.    Elections were held.  Tom Kolb will continue as Chapter Treasurer.  Mary Skalecki will continue as Chapter Secretary.  Julie Kosher was elected as the Assistant Coordinator.  All of these are two year terms.  Thank you to Tom, Mary and Julie for serving as officers for 2023-2024.  Jerry Sazama reported on trail maintenance for 2022.  The main projects were the building of 3 DCAs and the new 730 foot boardwalk at Firth Lake.  Looking ahead to 2023, an additional DCA will be built at the west end of the Firth Lake segment, and a new section of trail will built to replace the temporary detour at Horseshoe Lake at the east end of the Chippewa Moraine segment.  The new trail will take us off the old forest road and will travel high on the hill with views of the lake.  

Chapter Calendar 2023

The 2023 calendar was submitted at the meeting.  These are our annual events.  Watch for additions to this calendar in the monthly newsletters.  One addition will be additional trail work days with Blue Hills.  There will be two large crew trail work days (Spring/Fall).  We will also post monthly Blue Hills work days which individuals can chose to attend.  

Feb 11   Candlelight Ski andSnowshoe Event - Brunet Island State Park

Feb. 18  Snowshoe Hike with Girl Scouts

Mar. 20 Chapter Meeting

April 15  Monthly Trail Maintenance

April 22 Adventure North 50K

April 20-24  Annual IATA Conference in Sheboygan

May 7  First Sunday Hike  - Chippewa River

May 10 Mayflower Hike with Natural Resources Foundation - Chippewa River

May 15 Chapter Meeting

May 20  Trail Maintenance Day

June 3  National Trails Day Hike - Harwood Lakes

June 17 Monthly Trail Maintenance

June 20  Solstice Hike with Girl Scouts

July 17 Chapter Picnic at Mill Yard Park, Cornell

Aug. 6  First Sunday Hike

Aug. 19  Trail Maintenance Day

Sept. 3  First Sunday Hike

Sept. 16 Trail Maintenance Day

Oct. - All Month:  Mammoth Hike Challenge

Oct. 7   Parade of Colors Hike - Chippewa Moraine

Oct. 14  Hike and Meet Monty- Chippewa River

Oct. 21  Trail Maintenance Day

Nov. 20  Annual Chapter Meeting

See you on the trail!

Vicki Christianson

Chippewa Moraine Chapter Coordinator


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