A Fresh New Season of Trail Building Begins

The Ice Age Trail Mobile Skills Crew

Photo credit, Dave Caliebe: Women busy getting the job done!

As Jack Frost fades out of view, the warmer temperatures and budding wildflowers unmistakably signal that winters rest is over – the “Stones and Ripples” trailbuilding season is upon us!

The first full-scale Mobile Skills Crew event of the year takes place in the always friendly and ever challenging terrain of Rib Lake. Thanks to special funding received from Michelob ULTRA’s Superior Trails Contest we’ll call Taylor County home twice this season. The punch list is long; please join us and help move us one step closer to reestablishing new and greatly improved section of the trail near Rib Lake.

Mobile Skills Crew Trailbuilding Event

Rib Lake Segment

Taylor County (north-central Wisconsin)

May 18 – 22, 2016

Register for the project

See a map of the project area

As with all Mobile Skills Crew events, no experience is necessary and there’s a role for volunteers of all ages and abilities…bring the family! Your contribution is welcome for any amount of time you can give. Training is provided by certified volunteer crew leaders, and all participants get free meals and (for those working with us for multiple days) a free place to pitch a tent.

Ice Age Trail building volunteers

Photo credit, Dave Caliebe:  A final boulder is set into place

What We’re Doing

Two successful events in 2015 yielded over 5,800 volunteer hours and we’re heading back to build upon the sweat and hard work of last season. Stone work, rigging, sidehill tread construction on steep slopes, preparing meals, painting blazes, installing signage posts, building , boardwalk, and shuttling crews will all be places to pitch in at this event. Base camp will be at picturesque Wood Lake County Park.




To help us plan this event with your needs in mind, please register by Sunday, May 15


If you’re in need of a ride or have an extra seat or two in your car, please head to our Facebook page and post a note.


Please contact Brad Crary (262-370-2995, brad@iceagetrail.org) or the IATA office (800-227-0046).