The Ice Age Trail Alliance completed rerouting the Rib Lake section of the trail with the help of volunteers and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
This section of trail had closed in 2008 when a private landowner no longer wished to have the trail crossing their property. For the past two years, Ice Age Trail Alliance and staff have been working to reroute that section of the trail.
“In those ensuing years we worked with adjacent land owners and other local folks and found a different route by purchasing land gaining easements with people and finding a permanently protected route to reestablish the whole trail through this area,” said Dave Caliebe the Trail Program Manager for the Ice Age Trail Alliance.
According to WJFW, over 2,500 volunteers spent over 80,000 hours of time helping to reroute the trail.
Read more in this blog article by the Ice Age Trail Alliance.
Photo by Dave Caliebe.