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Blaze Painters Meet, Greet and Season Prep – Central Moraines Chapter

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Blaze Painters Meet and Greet

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Yellow Blaze, Volunteer, MSC, Mobile Skills Crew, Spring

Volunteer Jeannine Wahlquist (Gus) paints a yellow blaze at a Mobile Skills Crew (MSC) event. Photo by Cameron Gillie.

Volunteers interested in helping to refresh and update painted blazed are invited to a “Meet and Greet” plus an introduction to painting blazes on the Ice Age Trail.

What we’re doing

  • Getting to know one another
  • Filling the squeeze bottles that we use for painting,
  • Reviewing standard blazing practices as done by the Alliance,
  • Discussing option equipment options,
  • Considering dates for future “Blaze parties”
  • Getting out (if the weather is cooperative) to start refreshing blazes on a nearby trail segment.

Where we’re meeting

185153 County Road Z near Birnamwood.

What to bring and wear

  • Work clothes – something that you don’t mind getting paint on
  • Comfortable shoes – something you can hike in
  • Eye protection if you have it
  • Work gloves if you have them
  • A sack lunch (beverages provided)
  • Water bottle

If you have not completed the National Park Service’s form 301a in 2022, please complete it and send it to Dan Watson (see instructions) before we meet.



May 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Gail Piotrowski