Eagle Scout project leads to trail improvement

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nathan Kollasch with Milford Boy Scout Troop #170 spent Saturday, Nov. 10, installing two new trail kiosks at Kenue Park and the Nature Trails trailhead. The project is part of the work he is doing to earn his Eagle Scout Rank. Several other scouts from the Milford troop also helped Nathan get the kiosks placed. Nathan picked the new design and built the kiosks that feature a bench and larger trail maps that are weather resistant and easier to read. Thank you Nathan and the Milford Boy Scouts for your hard work!

It looks as if the outdoor biking season is coming to an end with the cold and snow. However, we have great cross country skiing trails in the Iowa Great Lakes to enjoy over the winter. Groomed trails are available at Brooks Golf Course up to the Dickinson County Nature Center and at Kettleson Hogsback Wildlife Management Area.

"The best way to deal with our long winters is to find something to do outside and this is a great option," trail volunteer Bob Waters said.

Waters volunteers to groom the trails each year along with Eric Hoien, Finley Hoien and Skip Perkins.

If you are interested in trying out this fun sport, there is rental equipment available at Okoboji Expedition Company, and Drew Mills is an excellent resource for information on getting started. DCTB will provide updates on snow and trail conditions on our Facebook site as well. Thank you to the volunteers that provide us with superior cross country trails to enjoy over the winter.

We wish everyone happy holidays and hope you can get out and enjoy the abundant beauty that the Iowa Great Lakes has to offer during the snowy season.