Trailbuilding: Lapham Peak Segment, Waukesha County
October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 12:00 pm
This project will improve hiker safety and trail sustainability in an area where water and heavy hiker traffic became a freight train of erosion. On a popular segment, like Lapham Peak, a little berm can quickly turn into a waist-deep trench! So, we’re constructing two small reroutes and combining pedestrian crossings along a busy county road. We will also replace the colloquially dubbed “Rollercoaster” boardwalk. While the moniker is cute, it doesn’t conjure images of a safe hiking experience. As you can imagine, this wonky boardwalk is overdue for a replacement.
What We’re Doing
Bring your muck boots because we will be in it for this boardwalk build! Volunteers more inclined to destruction will be right at home tearing down the old one! After that, it’s up to the construction-minded to raise a newer, better boardwalk from the mud.
Rerouting the Trail will require standard full-bench trail construction. Volunteers looking to gain skills in erosion detection and remediation are encouraged to join us!
All Talents and Abilities Welcome!
As with all Mobile Skills Crew events, no experience is necessary. There’s a role for volunteers of all ages and abilities. Hands-on training provided by certified and friendly volunteer crew leaders will help you get started immediately.
To help us plan this event with your needs in mind, please register by Wednesday, September 28.
Your contribution of time and energy is welcome for any part of the event.
The event begins Thursday, October 6, and concludes Sunday, October 9. Trail construction activities begin each day around 8:00 a.m. and typically wrap up by 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, work ends by noon.
Meals and Checking in at Base Camp/Volunteer check in information
Volunteers should report each day to Base Camp (TBA at registration).
A light breakfast will be provided, along with dinner, for volunteers staying overnight.
What to Bring
• Please bring your own lunch for each day you are on site.
• Long-sleeve shirts and pants for trail work; mud boots if you have them, may come in handy.
• 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, a hat and gaiters.
Please contact the Trail Team via email ([email protected]) or the IATA office (800-227-0046).
We hope to see you soon!
The Lapham Peak Segment Project Team
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