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Mobile Skills Crew 2020 Trailbuilding Events

Learn New Skills

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Crew Tamping, tapper, photo by Dave Caliebe

Event Locator Map

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, 2020 Mobile Skills Crew events locator map

A downloadable PDF of the Event Locator Map is available here.

Multi-Generational Teams

Mobile Skills Crew events 2020, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Season at a Glance

A downloadable PDF of Season at a Glance is available here.

NOTICE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the concern for the health of volunteers and staff, and funding uncertainty, we have scaled back our Trailbuilding calendar.

This schedule reflects those changes and is subject to further updates as more guidance is provided.

Our priority is to keep everyone safe.

Date

Event Name

The Big Picture

Post-Event Resources

Mobile Skills Crew event, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Wednesday, June 3
Thursday, June 4

Friday, June 5
Saturday, June 6
Sunday, June 7 (1/2 day)

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ringle Segment,
Marathon County

Event Map

Event Info & Registration

Greatness in the making, this event celebrates connections, teamwork, and the 40th anniversary of Ice Age National Scenic Trail designation. Help put the exclamation point on 4.6 miles of new trail completed! Deep-woods stonework, tread construction, and more lies ahead.

Post-Event Photos

Project Outcomes Map

Mobile Skills Crew events 2020-Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Wednesday, June 24 (5pm start)
Thursday, June 25
Friday, June 26
Saturday, June 27
Sunday, June 28
(1/2 day)

Crew Leadership & Skills Training
Ringle Segment, Marathon County

Event Map

Event Info & Application

4 Days. “As solid of a leadership training program as one can find.” Crew leaders of all ages are the next generation who will carry the wisdom of today and the inspiration of tomorrow forward. Is it you? By Application.

Post-Event Photos

Project Outcomes Map

Mobile Skills Crew 2020, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance

Thursday, July 30
Friday, July 31
Saturday, August 1
Sunday, August 2

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail University
Chequamegon National Forest,
Taylor County

Event Map

Event Info & Registration

Enhance existing skills and grow under the big trees of the Chequamegon National Forest. Hybrid trainings in Trail Layout & Design, Project Planning, and more. Please visit the IATA website for course offerings in early February.

Post-Event Photos

Project Outcomes Map

Mobile Skills Crew 2020-Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Thursday, August 20
Friday, August 21
Saturday, August 22
Sunday, August 23
 (1/2 day)

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

POSTPONED until further notice
LaBudde Creek Segment,
Sheboygan County

Event Map

Event Info & Registration

“Buddy” is a quiet gem whose features grow on you with each visit. Join in and build 150 feet of boardwalk, tune-up 3 miles of trail, hop on a satellite crew for a special assignment or maybe…just maybe…glimpse the future with new trail development planned to the north.

Post-Event Photos

Project Outcomes Map

Mobile Skills Crew events, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance

Wednesday, October 7
Thursday, October 8
Friday, October 9
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 11
 (1/2 day)

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ringle Segment,
Marathon County

Event Map

Event Info & Registration

With a little luck, this event starts the northern push of Phase 3 on the reimagined Ringle Segment.  Boardwalk, bridge, stone – this is a keeper.

Post-Event Photos

Project Outcomes Map

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Trail Layout and Design, Rusk County, 2020 Mobile Skills Crew Season

Wednesday, October 21
Thursday, October 22
Friday, October 23
Saturday, October 24 (4pm)

A minimum three-day commitment is required.
Additional days are welcome.

Trail Layout & Design Training
Blue Hills Segment, Rusk County

Event Map

Event Info & Application

The vision is audacious – explore the unknown, design a one-of-a-kind experience, and uncover stunning natural features in the most remote area of the state the Ice Age Trail passes through.  By Application.

Post-Event Photos

Project Outcomes Map

Completed Projects for 2020 Trailbuilding Season

Mobile Skills Crew event John Muir Segment January 30 - 31

Thursday, January 30
Friday, January 31

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.
No camping or overnight lodging provided.

John Muir Segment,
Marquette County

Event Map

Event Info & Registration

Collaborative events create new and enhance existing Trail experiences. Get your feet on the ground where John Muir trod to reestablish prairie and prep for new tread. Sawyers, swampers, and crew leaders needed!

2020 Mobile Skills Crew event, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance

Wednesday, Feb 5
Thursday, Feb 6
Friday, Feb 7
Saturday, Feb 8

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.
Limited overnight accommodations available.

Holy Hill Segment,
Washington County

Event Map

Event Info & Registration

High water in 2018 and a Polar Vortex in 2019 chilled efforts to build 574 feet of sorely needed elevated boardwalk. Weather dependent and sure to excite. BONUS – Saturday, the Winter Rendezvous returns!! See below for details.

Saturday, February 8
2:00 pm to ??
No Cost: Bring Your Own Fun 

The Winter Rendezvous this year will be an ‘organic’ event, located at the scenic Hall and Chapel in Glacier Hills County Park in Washington County.

Click Here for Event Listing and information!

Glacier Hills County Park
1664 Friess Lake Rd.
Hubertus, WI 53033
Washington County

Event Map

No Event Registration Required
(Email [email protected] with interest or questions)

The venue is located just a handful of miles from the Waterford Road boardwalk project taking place February 5-8, and just a few miles away from Holy Hill in the scenic Kettle Moraine in Southeast Wisconsin.

Mobile Skills Crew events, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance

Thursday, Feb  27
Friday, Feb 28
Saturday, Feb 29

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.
No camping or overnight lodging provided.

Gibraltar Rock Segment,
Columbia County

Event Map

Event Info & Registration

“Gib” first opened in 2005 to instant acclaim. This event enhances the Trail experience by clearing eastern red cedar and gets a jump on spring to-dos.  Sawyers, all-important swampers, and crew leaders needed!

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