With clippers in hand, volunteers took down twigs and branches to create a pleasant snowshoeing experience for those who venture out to use the trail.
With clippers in hand, volunteers took down twigs and branches to create a pleasant snowshoeing experience for those who venture out to use the trail.
Phelps Chamber Director Amy Thomason along with Phelps residents Rollie Alger and Tom Hill recently planned a trail clean-up day of the Deerskin Snowshoe trails, located on the Chequa­megon-Nicolet National Forest.  

Sixteen volunteers from Phelps, town of Washington, Sugar Camp, and Northland Pines SOAR schools met at the trailhead with clippers in hand, ready to get to work cleaning the miles of Deerskin snowshoe trails and Blackjack Wilderness trails. The Deerskin trail opened in January 2017.  

“The main purpose of the event today is to have fun while clearing the trails,” Alger said prior to splitting into three volunteer groups.   

After returning back to the trailhead, volunteers enjoyed fellowship, hot chocolate and hot dogs around the campfire.  

“We are planning to organize at least two events each year focusing on our wonderful trails throughout the Phelps area,” Thomason said. 

To be added to a contact list for these future trail events, contact the chamber at (715) 545-3800 or chamber-office@phelpswi.us.