Monday, December 30, 2013

Great Conditions

Ski Trails: all groomed and tracked
Snowshoe Trails: Great. No more slush.

Fat Biking:

  • Super. Finally solid. Rode trail Z clean for the first time ever tonight.
  • Dog Lake: Very nice.  Traction finally.
  • Mist Lake: Not bad. The Long Bog was tough.  No reason not to try it unless you're afraid of a little walking and a few coyotes.

  • Bradley Park, Tomahawk: Ready to ride
  • Washburn Lake, Rhinelander: Solid trail all the way around
  • Hanson Lake, Rhinelander: Rumors of plenty of solid trail
  • Sunnyvale Park, Wausau: Probably great too.  I'll find out tomorrow.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Foggy and fun

Ski trails are all tracked including Loop Road.  Snowshoe trails are frosty and tracked.
The Big Bog loop is super for fat bikes, but the trail to Dog Lake was still too soft today.  We'll check back after the thaw-freeze.

Paul and Pace

Andrew and Pat on the Big Bog

Paul on Heartbreak Ridge

Andrew and Beth on the Bumpy Bog

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Ski Trails: Machine tracked today
Snowshoe trails: Still beautiful

Fat Biking
A&Z: Really fun, actual traction!
Big Bog Loop: Solid but slippery
Dog Lake: Too much walking, but better by the weekend
Mist Lake: All hiking
Bradley Park: 80% ride-able, but 100% groomed

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

3 Inches of Powder

Underdown snowshoe trails were all dragged since the last snowfall.

Skiing: Good
Snowshoeing: Beautiful
Biking: OK, but wait for the weekend

Bradley Park: Bigger berms than last year
Sunnyvale Park: Looks fun
Beth's Bog

Bridge Lake

Big Bog

Ice Age Trail

Dog Lake

Lots of this on the Long Bog

Braxton Pond

Long Bog

Mist Lake

Slush in the tracks should freeze up nice tonight

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

X-Mas Trails

  • X-country ski trails were all perfectly tracked today except for Loop Road.  
  • I rode the Big Bog loop tonight - still solid and slippery, quite fun.  Someone else had ridden to Dog Lake ahead of me.  I'm sure it had its moments though I only saw one major snow angel on the Bumpy Bog.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Conditions Until It Snows Again

Ski: All trails tracked and skied in except for Loop Road which has truck tracks.
Snowshoe: Really great.  Tracks all the way around the Mist Lake Loop.

Fat Bike
Big Bog Loop: Ready to ride.
Dog Lake: Really tough
Mist Lake: A hike all the way
Sunnyvale Park, Wausau: 75%

Friday, December 20, 2013

Underdown Snow

Skiing: OK
Snowshoeing: Great
Biking: OK

Some ski trails were tracked with a bit of powder on top.  Trucks are still driving Loop Road.  Snowshoe trails have a good tread and will be signed to Mist Lake Saturday.  Fat biking is good on A&Z and fair beyond.  Ride slow and in the gutter on the RASTA boardwalk.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Not Too Cold

Underdown ski trails were dragged this week and skied in a little this weekend.  Snowshoe trails have tracks and signs to Dog Lake with logs and brush removed.  Underdown is not ready for fat bikes yet, but could be soon once things set up.  A & Z are ready to ride, but just barely.
Bradley Park in Tomahawk was a fun ride Saturday, and I had an interesting ride on the Merrill City Forest crane marsh south-east of the Underdown.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Frozen Trails

I hiked the Big Bog loop and put signs out today - probably the earliest ever.  Lakes are frozen solid and a few inches of crunchy snow are on the ground.
Ski trails haven't seen any maintenance, but are snow covered.  Loop Road is still getting truck traffic.
Fat bikes gave the single track a try, but found ATV tracks on the ski trails a better bet.  Trail A is OK for fat bikes, but that's it.