NOTICE OF CLOSURE
The Langlade County Chapter was notified that the host private landowner from the Sherry/Oak Road Trailhead to the county land north of his property has requested closure of the Kettlebowl stretch across his land due to a logging operation. The logging should be completed by early 2019.
The alliance has posted a map and description 0f a optional longer bypass of the segment. Check the Trail Conditions button on the alliance’s interactive map for the Kettlebowl segment. Chapter volunteers installed yellow blazes and directional signage on yellow steel post at critical junctions for the 5 mile stretch of the Smokey Road portion of the bypass. Smokey Road is a primitive road and is not maintained for safe vehicle traffic. Caution is advised especially with wet weather.
Also camping is not allowed on the Wolf River properties from the Kent Fire Tower Road south to 1.5 miles south of the “Burma Road” connection to Smokey Road. The areas shown in green on the bypass map are county forest land and open to primitive camping. Water is a scare resource on the Kettlebowl segment and on the longer bypass.
For hikers not using the bypass the entire Kettlebowl segment is closed until the chapter has been notified of the logging completion. If any questions, please contact the chapter.
The Langlade County Chapter has been actively involved with the Ice Age Trail since 1973. Activities include chapter hikes, community outreach and trail maintenance. Segment stewards are responsible for specific sections of the 50 plus miles of trail in the county. About 2/3 of the trail traverses public lands owned and administered by the county and state. Updated information for hike planning and current trail conditions is available from the coordinator or included below.
You can stay up to date with chapter news by reading the latest issue of our chapter newsletter, Langlade Erratic 9-18
For more information on chapter activities and/or hiking the Ice Age Trail in Langlade County, contact the chapter’s coordinator: Joe Jopek, 622 First Avenue, Antigo, WI 54409 call 715-623-2645 or e-mail email@example.com
(Above photo: As wild as it gets. A wet crossing now bridged by a 24 foot structure built recently by the Mobile Skills Crew on the re-route of the Old Railroad segment. Generous support by the Antigo Rotary Club and a district grant provided funds for material with some club members taking part in the construction. The re-routed segment with new trail and existing stretches from County Trunk Highway A to U. S. 45 is now complete and open to hikers. (Photo taken 10-13-18 by Lloyd Godell.)
LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL CONDITIONS AND USER INFORMATION.
For most current trail conditions and hiker information on all Langlade County segments of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail go to LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL CONDITIONS 10-27-18 or LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL USER INFORMATION 10-27-18
Scenes from the chapter’s October and April 2016 hikes