Madison Trail Runners is now partnering with the Dane County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance to help preserve our existing trails and to contribute to the building of new trails. Along with many great trail runs, a goal of our organization is to contribute back to the excellent trail networks we have in our area. This meet up will be our first trail maintenance project. This event is related to the construction of new trail at a place called Springfield Hill. This particular winter project is prep work for construction that will occur later in the year. We will be clearing brush and have brush burns.
More details here: http://www.rei.com/event/55579/session/85796
Also, I will update with more specific information next week, when the IATA e-mails me with it.
I'm told that this project will extend into October, and will eventually involve trail and boardwalk construction.
Directions From Madison: From the intersection of highway 12 (Beltline) and highway 14 in Middleton, take 12 west toward Sauk City. After approximately 9.8 miles, look for the pedestrian bridge overpass over highway 12. 0.9 miles past the bridge, turn right on Ballweg Road. Go 0.15 miles, take the first right, and park along the side of the road. Look for the yellow “Ice Age Trail Event” signs. For a Google map of the location, please go to: http://www.iceagetrail.org/cale.... Click on the entry for Feb. 8 and follow the link to map/directions.