PORTAGE AND WAUPACA COUNTIES ICE AGE TRAIL SEGMENTS

Contact the Trail Maintenance Director (see bottom of page) if you want to maintain a portion of the Ice Age Trail.

 

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Waupaca River, Hartman Creek and Emmons Creek

Trail Segment Maintained by Status/Date/Maintenance

Windfeldt Lane to South Park Boundary

Jeff Pepp/Darrel Ruechel
June 16 - Trail open but trees are reported down in this area. Expect to step over or crawl unter trees (very exciting!)--basic trail cleanup was done by Darrel but large trees need to be removed soon.  Get those chainsaws revved up!

May 31 - GOOD - Darrel Ruechel mowed trail; one tree to be removed

September 25 - GOOD - Trail cleared by Mark, Jeff, Darrel, Julie to 1/4 mile past large erratic rock


End of Park Property to Emmons Creek Road (3161 feet)
Mark Balhorn/Julie Schneider

October 14 -- GOOD -- Oaks cut back, deadfall removed

June 23 - GOOD - Downed trees removed.

June 16 - Trail will be inspected tomorrow but expect trees down at this time that may make for difficult hiking. Check here for updates.

June 4 - GOOD - Mowed and cleared trail; removed tree

March 26 - GOOD. Cleared of debris

Sepetmber 25 - IMPROVED - 6 workers
(Julie Schneider, Marty Wacker, Rex (Portage County parks), Jeff Pepp, Darrel Ruechel, and Mark Balhorn) spent 8 hours on the eroded remediation project on a 75 ft section south of the Park Boundry before
Emmons Creek Barrens (Julie Schneider photos)


Emmons Creek Road to Stratton Lake Rd (4290 feet) Ron Harris/Travis Hughes
November 3 -- Access trail mowed

October 18 GOOD -- Trail checked

October 5 GOOD - Trail checked

Mid-July GOOD - Trail weedwacked; cut overhanging vegetation


June 23 - GOOD - Trail mowed, trees removed by Mark and Julie.

June 17 - Large oak across trail about 1/8 mile north of Stratton Lake Road (walk around); branches overhanging trail in some spots due to wind and rain storm.


MAY 25 - Trail mowed from Stratton Lake road to hill.


MAY 19 - GOOD - Access trail & parking area mowed; trail mowed from Emmons Creek Road to Coronary Hill


APRIL 28 - GOOD - Access Trail Mowed; trail checked


March 26 - GOOD. Two trees removed by Julie and Mark

September 25 - GOOD - Marty cleared brush from Emmons Creek Road to a bit beyond benches.

Stratton Lake Road to Faraway Valley Loop (12,439 feet)
Mary Jacobson/Jean Klein
September 22 -  Trail  OK -  5 hours maintenance
Boardwalk near Emmons Creek very slippery when wet
Faraway Valley Loop on the north to Second Ave. on the south side (4495 feet)
Jean Klein/Mary Jacobson
September 22 -  Trail  OK -  5 hours maintenance;
Boardwalk near Emmons Creek very slippery when wet


Second Avenue to Murry Creek


Lillian and Joseph Paul

 

October 6 - GOOD - 27 Trees removed from trail; contrator's damage to trail repaired (assisted by Marty)
October 3 -- Passable for adults -- many fallen trees across the trail; ruts across the trail by logging contractor not repaired.

April 24 -- Passable - Selective logging has made the trail very wide in some places (new vistas open). Heavy equipment made deep furrows across the trail and slash left on the trail made travel difficult.  The furrows were filled in and slash removed, but the trail is still just passable--with care.
Damaged signs are repaired and in place and blazes redone.
 
April 12 - GOOD - Trees removed (Marty and Joseph); repaired sign to be installed soon.

April 3 - PASSABLE - Some limbs on trail to be removed soon trail not blocked; damaged sign removed to be refurbished

November 6 - GOOD - IAT trianglular plaque has been taken; Murry Creek sign has been shot in front.  New plaques to be installed with vandal-thwarting mounting hardware.


Skunk and Foster Lakes and New Hope-Iola Ski Hill

(Trail from Hwy 10 to Grenlie Road closed by the landowner as of 12/13/15)

Trail Segment
Maintained by
Status/Date/Maintenance
Mowing "Z" to Brooks Woods
Gary Weier, Tammy Hunter, Ben Schultz
October 4 - GOOD - trail south of Krogwold mowed; did not check into woods; good north to Z

August 30 - GOOD - Mike Milano cut tree near Krogwold Rd


" T " to Krogwold Rd
Tim Kolbeck, Sharon Fox, Mark Huglen

October 4 - GOOD - trees removed; mowed trail and parking area (report from Mark)

June 12 - Julie and Mark removed downed trees.

T" to Iola Ski Hill
Paul Klein
 
Iola Ski Hill Property
Phil Johnsrud
 
CTY "Z" to Sunset Lake Road and parking area off "Z"
George Guyant/Bob and Mark Ellingson
 Ocober 4 (from Mark Huglen) GOOD - Sunset Lake Road to Z clear; parking areas mowed east side of Sunset Lake Road & trailhead north side of Z

 

A new ATLAS AND TRAIL COMPANION are available from the Ice Age Trail Alliance

Portage County Chapter Coordinator
Julie Schneider
715-341-8385
jschneideriat@gmail.com

Waupaca County Chapter Coordinator
Debbie Krogwold
715-258-6243/715-677-4974
debbie.krogwold@co.waupaca


Trail Maintenance Director
Marty Wacker
715-341-7164