Sugar Maple Nature Trail Work Begins

Trail Reconstruction Begins, October 14, 2008

Sugar Maple Nature Trail reconstruction is, officially, underway. Parts of Sugar Maple Nature trail were lost in July, 2007, due to massive rainfall over a short period of time. Reconstruction is beginning on the lower part of the trail at Long Valley Road. Modern machinery, designed for minimal impact, is used when possible. Hand tools are still being used.

Trail reconstruction follows the contour of hills. Members of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources trail crew emphasized that the new parts of the trail allow for minimal trail maintenance. When maintenance is needed, access to the trail will be easier.

Blue marker ribbons reveal new sections yet to be constructed. The new pathway will still reveal vistas of the valley and the Mississippi River.

Additional Sugar Maple Nature Trail reconstruction photos are found here.

Wyalusing State Park Favorite Harmonica Player

Werner Bierbach of Muskego, WI, will entertain his audience with cowboy and campfire songs at the Peterson Shelter, Saturday, October 18. 2008, at 7:00 P.M. Mr. Bierbach is camping at Wisconsin Ridge campground this week.

Come early. View the leaves at peak color. Bring a picnic supper, and candle. Enjoy Wyalusng State Park at Dusk. Enjoy the fireplace in Peterson Shelter. All are encouraged and invited to attend. See Photos.

Can you Identify These Photos?

Help is still needed to identify the location of these photos. The photos were taken in the late 1930's and early 40's. Additional early photos can be found here.

The Friends of Wyalusing State Park Blog is always looking for vintage photos of Wyalusing State Park. If you are willing to share, please use the email link found below this blog.

Future of Wyalusing State Park

The original office building will be undergoing internal changes. Plans for a multi-use room are being developed. Watch this space for future developments.

Madison Area Volksport Association

The Madison Area Volkssport Association and the Greater Des Moines Volkssport Association are hosting a weekend of walking that features the historic city of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and two exceptional state parks: Pikes Peak State Park in Iowa and Wyalusing State Park in Wisconsin. The weekend is all about the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. This area is rich in natural beauty and cultural history. The two state parks lie across the Mississippi River from each other at the confluence with the Wisconsin River. Details are found here.

Friends of Wyalusing November Elections* Kenneth Knowles, FOW President

All of the officers are elected annually for a one year term. I do not have a copy of the Bylaws to refer too. As best as I can recall, there is no minimum number of members necessary for a quorum. A simple majority of the members present will pass any motion or elect officers. Park employees are not eligible to hold office nor can they vote. As I recall, the officers are limited to two consecutive terms. Other than myself, all of our present officers far exceed that limitation. .(*Edited by publisher)
The next meeting will be Nov 10th at 6:30 at the park office. Some of the highlights will be the election of officers and discussion of events and activities for next year. As always, members can contact us by email or snail mail if they can't make the meetings but have comments to forward to the group.