Over four days, 19 individuals methodically explored more than six square miles of remote Rusk County. Building on the trail layout event last October, we continued to narrow down the locations for future Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Our group sought ways to connect significant geological features of the area and avoid wetlands and logging interaction where ever possible.
The first morning began with training: how to read the landscape, the proper use of a clinometer, and even practicing tying ribbon on trees. Then, in groups of three or four, volunteers traversed the woods looking for buildable and sustainable route options.
While hundreds of additional hours are needed to clarify route options, we’re moving closer to the new 17-mile section becoming a reality.
Generous Sponsors of the 2021 Mobile Skills Crew Trailbuilding Season include: