Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Weather looks to be cooperating with an on schedule opening day.

  • April 15th Brian saw a cougar by the Underdown on 51.
  • May 1st Trails Open
  • May 3rd Sunday Work Day on Oktoberfest and maybe trail U.  Meet at Underdown lake between 9AM and noon and head up the hill.
  • May 10th Sunday Work Day
  • May 16th Ice Age Trail Wildflower Hike.  Meet at the west end of Loop Road little parking lot for a hike to Dog Lake and back. 10AM
  • May 23rd Bear 100 in Laona

Sunday, March 15, 2015


It's likely that we won't be back in the Underdown until May.  Stay tuned for some projects that some might consider fun:

  • Clean up the log job on trail L.
  • Rebuild the steep downhill at the end of trail L into something amazing.
  • Touch up trail LL.
  • Rebuild the top of the Oktoberfest Climb (S) and descent.
  • Finish re-opening the Hollow trail (M and X) following the log job.
  • Check over trail U.  
  • Open collarbone corner for summer and clean up the log job on KK.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Check out this slick new map Joe K. put together.  Dog Lake was a great ride again tonight.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Just an Inch

  • Dog lake is still a good fat bike ride after that little snow.  Some drifting and a blown down tree are all that's in the way, but a little maintenance is planned.  
  • Ski trails are skied in mostly and will likely be groomed before the weekend.
  • Snowshoe trails are pretty, but the Long Bog back from Mist Lake will be blown over in spots.

Ice Age Trail Map

This is the map sign that will be found out on the Ice Age Trail once the snow melts.  Check the small print on this version because the resolution out in the woods isn't so fine.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Looking Good

  • Underdown ski trails all got groomed.
  • Snowshoe trails all have tracks.
  • Fat biking is great to Dog Lake and not that bad to Mist Lake.

Monday, February 16, 2015


  • Ski trails look good.
  • Dog Lake is a good fat bike ride or snowshoe hike right now, but the Mist Lake loop is essentially closed because of drifting and a renegade snowmobiler who tore things up on the bog.  A hiker who knows the way might enjoy it.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An Inch or Two

Underdown has just a little new snow.

  • Fat biking the powder to Dog Lake was nice last night.  With some dragging tonight the trail to Mist Lake should be good to ride again.
  • Skiing and snowshoeing look really good.  Some grooming might happen Friday, but much is skied in already.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Still Great

  • Underdown ski trails all have nice tracks.
  • Showshoe trails are all solid.
  • Amazing fat bike conditions continue with trail open to Mist Lake for the 3rd week in a row.  The Long Bog is ride-able for anyone who can balance on a wire.