May 2022 Dispatch

Ice Age Trail Alliance
Chippewa Moraine Chapter

Ice Age Trail Dispatch

May Trail Work 2022


The Chapter Meeting will be held May 16th at 6:30 at the Cornell City Office.  The Cornell City Office is located on the corner of 3rd and Main Street.  The meeting room entrance is on 3rd Street.   If you plan to attend the meeting, please contact Vicki Christianson at  Masks are recommended.

A majority of the meeting will be to discuss the trail work plans for 2022.

Trail Work Day - Dumke Lake-Ice Walled Lake Plain  May 21st

Our Chapter Trail Work Day for May is on Saturday, May 21st on the Chippewa Moraine Segment.  We will be working on improving the view shed at the bench overlooking Dumke Lake (located at the camera icon on the map above).  The white areas on the map there show the location of an ice-walled lake plain.  We are looking for a big crew of people to help clear the brush and small trees that are blocking the view of Dumke Lake, as well as the trail through brush on the ice-walled lake plain.  

Thank you to all the volunteers that have renewed their Volunteer Agreements this year, and especially to all the new volunteers that have filled out Volunteer Agreements for the first time.  We would love to meet you at this trail event and get to know your trail work interests and skills!  If you are interested in volunteering for this trail work day, please RSVP to Vicki Christianson at to get on the crew list.  We will be meeting at the Obey Center at 8am on Saturday, May 21st.  Hope to see everyone there!

Photos of trail workers at work

Upcoming Alliance Trail Work Events:

IAT-U:  Crew Leader Training - June 9-12

The Alliance is holding an Ice Age Trail University event at the Iola Winter Sports Club in Iola, WI.  Participants will learn the four-step tread construction and how to teach it to others, risk management practices, team building, and safe and effective use of hand tools and trail assessment techniques.  This course is for new crew leader applicants and is an excellent refresher course for those with crew leader experience.  

If you are interested in knowing more about this event, click on this link for the IAT-U Crew Leader Training:    Register by May 20.

MSC Trailbuilding Event:  Rib Lake Segment May 18-May 22

 The Mobile Skills Crew is holding a trailbuilding Event on the Rib Lake Segment in Taylor County May 18-22.  They will be building four brand-new miles of Ice Age Trail.  This is the first phase focusing on corridor clearing to prepare for more work in September.  This is an excellent project to get acquainted with trailbuilding basics.  You do not need experience to participate.  The Mobile Skills Crew will teach volunteers how to build trail.  You can participate in some or all the days of the event.

If you are interested in participating in this event, more information is available at this MSC link:   Register by May 11.

Ice Age Trail through ravine with rocks to channel water

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

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

May 16:  Chapter Meeting  6:30

May 21:  Trail Maintenance Day

June 18:  Trail Maintenance Day

August 20:  Trail Maintenance Day

September 17:  Trail Maintenance Day

October 15:  Trail Maintenance Day

See you on the trail!
Vicki Christianson
Chippewa Moraine Chapter Coordinator

The Ice Age Trail
A Walk Through Time