January 2022 Dispatch

Ice Age Trail Alliance
Chippewa Moraine Chapter

Ice Age Trail Dispatch

January 2022

Meet the new Director of Trail Operations

The new Director of Trail Operations is Chad DuChateau.  He will be leading the Mobile Skills Crew program for the Ice Age Trail Alliance.  Chad joins the Alliance from WisCorps, where he has worked for the past 9 years; most recently holding the title of Operations Manager.  Wisconsin born and raised, Chad has extensive experience building trail and managing/training crews.  For the Alliance, Chad will be responsible for creating and implementing strategies for planning and developing the Trail.  HIs first day at the Alliance office will be January 3rd.

Welcome to Chad.  We look forward to working with him on our many projects.

2022 Mobile Skills Crew Events

  • January 20 – 22, Table Bluff Segment, Dane County
  • February 4 – 6, Cross Plains Segment, Dane County
  • February 17 – 19, Gibraltar Rock Segment, Columbia County
  • May 18 – 22, Rib Lake Segment, Taylor County
  • June 8 – 12, IAT-U: Crew Leader Training, Iola, Waupaca County
  • June 22 – 26, New Hope-Iola Ski Hill Segment, Waupaca and Portage County
  • July 13 – 17, Rice Lake Preserve, Marathon County
  • August 18 – 21, LaBudde Creek Segment, Sheboygan County
  • September 14 – 18, Rib Lake Segment, Taylor County
  • October 6 – 9, Lapham Peak Segment, Waukesha County
  • October 20 – 22, Wildcard

We are on the list pending available funds at the Alliance for replacement of the 600’ Firth Lake boardwalk.  If enough funds are raised, there is the possibility of becoming the Oct. 20-22 Wildcard.  Cross your fingers!

Please note the Ice Age Trail University Crew Leader Training taking place in Iola on June 8-12.  Watch future Alliance news for information on these events.

2022 Chapter Events - Come join us on our chapter hikes and trail work days!

We have the following events on our calendar for 2022.  Come join us for our hikes, meetings, and trail work events!

More information will appear in our monthly newsletters. 

Feb. 5 - Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Event:  This event is sponsored by the Cornell Area Betterment Association each year at Brunet Island State Park.  Snowshoes and Skis are available for free for those who don’t have them.  

Feb. Date to be announced:  We are holding a snowshoe event at Camp Nawakwa for the Girl Scouts

March 20 - Chapter Meeting 6:30

April 16:  Spring Trail Clean-up

April 21-24:  IATA Annual Conference in Stevens Point

April 23:  Adventure North 50K

May 1:   First Sunday Hike on the Chippewa River Segment

May 4:  Natural Resources Foundation Hike (For NRF members only)

May 16:  Chapter Meeting  6:30

May 21:  Trail Maintenance Day

June 4:  National Trails Day Hike - Harwood Lakes Segment

June 18:  Trail Maintenance Day

June 21:  Solstice Hike with Girl Scouts at Camp Nawakwa

July 18:  Chapter Meeting and Picnic at Millyard Park in Cornell


 August 7:  First Sunday Hike - Harwood Lakes Segment (Plummer Lake)

August 20:  Trail Maintenance Day

September 4:  First Sunday Hike - Chippewa Moraine Segment

September 17:  Trail Maintenance Day

September 19:  Chapter Meeting and Pizza Party

October 1:  Parade of Colors Hike - Chippewa Moraine Segment - with shuttles

October 8:  Mammoth Challenge Hike - Chippewa River Segment

October 15:  Trail Maintenance Day

November 21:  Annual Chapter Meeting 6:30

See you on the trail!

Vicki Christianson
Chippewa Moraine Chapter Coordinator



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