Mobile Skills Crew Program

Each year, volunteers from across the state and beyond flock to MSC trail building events at different points along the Ice Age Trail.

The program's vision is to build a statewide group of volunteers who are trained in advanced crew leadership and trail construction techniques. MSC-trained volunteers, in turn, apply their knowledge and experience to local trail-building projects. This process allows us to continuously refine the Ice Age Trail into one of the premier hiking trails in the United States.

Previous trail construction background is not necessary to participate. And you are welcome to lend a hand for whatever time period your schedule permits, without having to commit to an entire multi-day project. We need help in many other areas too, including food preparation, community outreach, publicity, administration and entertainment.

MSC events typically start on a Thursday morning and conclude the following Sunday at noon. Meals are provided, along with a place to pitch your tent. Bring leather work gloves, water bottles, hiking/work boots and appropriate clothing for the weather. Advance registration is highly encouraged to help plan food and crew needs.

Below are some of the documents associated with project planning, design and construction that illustrate our procedures and commitment to excellence.