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Mobile Skills Crew Trailbuilding Event, Season Finale – Rib Lake Segment
October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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What to do when the best laid plans hit a snag? As all seasoned volunteers know…with eyes forward, you shift on a dime and give it all you’ve got!
The planned Storrs Lake project in Rock County is on hold for 2016. Help celebrate the MSC season finale with camaraderie, friendship and craftsmanship at the Rib Lake Segment. The nickname for this event is “TNT” aka Tight and Technical because there will be plenty of stonework and side hill tread to snug up the yellow-blazed connection to Rustic Road.
Project support will be reminiscent of how the MSC program started, when small teams of folk worked on all aspects of a project – from moving stone in the morning to washing dishes in the evening.
- Thursday, October 20th – Sunday, October 23
- Rib Lake, Taylor County
- Basecamp is Wood Lake County Park
- See a map of the project area [PDF]
The IATA provides food, tools, and campsites free to all who volunteer. No previous experience is necessary; training is provided by certified volunteer crew leaders. There will be roles for all ages and abilities.
Your contribution is welcome for any part of the event or the entire project. Work begins on Thursday, Oct. 20, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 23. Trail construction activities begin each day around 8:00 a.m. and typically wrap up between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, work ends by noon.
What to Bring:
- We recommend a long-sleeve shirt and pants for trail work.
- Plan for variable weather – bring warm layers and rain gear.
- Sturdy hiking or work boots (no tennis shoes) and leather work gloves.
- Day pack, water bottles, insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat.
- If camping, bring a headlamp, tent, sleeping gear and toiletries.
- Consider bringing a lawn chair; you’ll appreciate having it to relax around the fire in comfortable clothes at the end of the day.
We love dogs, but we ask that you not bring them to this event. Woolly mammoths are welcome.