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  • Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Sawyer (WIZ008) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Winds are Variable at 4.6 MPH (4 KT). The pressure is 1015.3 mb and the humidity is 90%. The wind chill is 64. Last Updated on Sep 17 2021, 4:53 am CDT. [...]

Winds are from the Southwest at 13.8 gusting to 21.9 MPH (12 gusting to 19 KT). The humidity is 66%. Last Updated on Sep 17 2021, 4:55 am CDT. [...]

Winds are North at 9.2 MPH (8 KT). The humidity is 94%. The wind chill is 55. Last Updated on Sep 17 2021, 4:55 am CDT. [...]

Winds are from the Northwest at 15.0 gusting to 28.8 MPH (13 gusting to 25 KT). The humidity is 94%. The wind chill is 61. Last Updated on Sep 17 2021, 4:55 am CDT. [...]

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Ride Horse Trails in Northern Wisconsin

A bridle path, also called a bridleway, equestrian trail, horse riding path, bridle road, or horse trail, is a trail or a thoroughfare that is used by people riding on horses, though such trails often now serve a wider range of users, including equestrians, hikers, and cyclists.

Trail riding is riding outdoors on trails, bridle paths, and forest roads, but not on roads regularly used by motorised traffic. A trail ride can be of any length, including a long distance, multi-day trip. It originated with horse riding, and in North America, the equestrian form is usually called “trail riding,” or, less often “hacking.” In the UK and Europe, the practice is usually called horse or pony trekking.

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House Keeping Position Spur of the Moment Ranch has positions open for part-time housekeepers. The ranch has 4 log cabins with kitchens and bathrooms; 4 rustic camping cabins that are just sleeping cabins; and a bathhouse that require thorough cleaning between guests. The ranch is open year round, with our busiest season is May 1 – November 30. We are a family owned small business. We can offer flexibility of hours, and some flexibility with days of the week depending on cabin demand. We try to work in teams of two which is more enjoyable, and seems to make time… [...]

Nice thank you from Roberta. [...]

Bridget left us a lovely note. Thank you for your stay. [...]

Cross Country Ski Northern Wisconsin Trails

Cross-country skiing: the sport of skiing across the countryside, often through woods and usually on relatively flat terrain, using narrow skis with boots that can be raised off the ski at the heel when striding.

Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance. Cross-country skiing is widely practiced as a sport and recreational activity; however, some still use it as a means of transportation. Variants of cross-country skiing are adapted to a range of terrain which spans unimproved, sometimes mountainous terrain to groomed courses that are specifically designed for the sport.

Snowshoe Trails in Northern Wisconsin

Snowshoeing: the activity of taking part in cross-country walks over snow. Snowshoeing is centuries old and was invented for easier travel on snow. Snowshoe: a contrivance that may be attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking, especially a light, racket-shaped frame across which is stretched a network of rawhide.


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The post American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Event Manager Job Opening appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

Borah Epic Donated to American Birkebeiner After nine years, the Borah Foundation is passing ownership of the Borah Epic to the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hayward, Wi. – August 5, 2021 – The Borah Epic was founded in 2013 with the intent of hosting an unforgettable mountain bike race on the pristine […] The post Borah Epic Donated to American Birkebeiner appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

Landmark Conservancy to Purchase Western Portion of Mt. Telemark Property by | Jul 6, 2021 | Land Protection, Partner Projects, Press | 0 comments Board and Staff members of ABSF and Landmark gather for a site visit of the former Mt. Telemark property. Once purchased, the Telemark Preserve will be open to the public […] The post Landmark Conservancy to Purchase Western Portion of Mt. Telemark Property appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

Birkie Trail Run Festival Named USATF Half Marathon Trail Nat’l Championship 2021 Birkie Trail Run Festival Registration is Open; $6,000 Prize Purse Hayward, WI (July 5, 2021) – September 25, 2021, marks the 24th Birkie Trail Run Festival. The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce that the Birkie Trail Run half marathon, part […] The post Birkie Trail Run Festival Named USATF Half Marathon Trail Nat’l Championship appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

NEWS RELEASE Media Contact: Heidi Ledermann TEAM BIRKIE LAUNCHES! Three of the largest cross country ski organizations in the Central Region combine forces to start a professional racing team Minneapolis (July 2, 2021) — Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC), the Loppet Foundation, and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) are teaming up to create […] The post TEAM BIRKIE LAUNCHES! appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

I am just coming from checking trails again and with the steady rain, the trails are  melting out  in the low areas. I put my arm in the hat and I am not pulling any Rabbits out! We are closed for skiing for the season. It is with deep remorse that  we close. It was … Continue reading "Wednesday 7 PM" [...]

We had 5 skiers out this morning , at 10 AM it started to rain. There is still snow on the trails, and the River is rising. We need to see the outcome from tonight and the Thursday morning weather events and temps to see if we can groom and ski Friday, Thursday skiing does … Continue reading "Wednesday 4 PM" [...]

I taking my second day off from grooming in 21 days; feels a bit strange. I checked the trails this morning and with the warm temps I decided to stay off of them today no grooming. I see “Rain” is forecast today, hopefully it turns to snow so we can groom again. Trails are still … Continue reading "Wednesday 7 AM" [...]

Another great day of spring skiing, I took the PB out this morning and groomed up about 15 km of trails. I did not see any bare spots on the trails.  Temps were above freezing but the wide combination trails groomed up well. I will try to groom in the morning Wednesday, but it may … Continue reading "Tuesday 7 PM" [...]

I groomed up  some trails this morning, with the Pisten Bully and renovator. I plan to regroom again in the morning. The snow is freezing hard tonight and the base is holding well. [...]

August 3 Winman August 10 Wolverine August 17 City Ride – Depot Park August 24 Copper Peak August 31 Wolverine September 7 City Ride – Depot Park The post Tuesday Night mtb Schedule 6:00 pm appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

  Board Meeting:  June 14  6:00 pm Workbees   8am -12 noon June 19 July 10 Aug 14 Sept  11 The post Wolverine Summer Schedule appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

Check back to see the growing list of Door Prizes to be given out at this year’s  Yooperbeiner Snowshoe/Race Walk The post 2021 Yooperbeiner Canceled appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

The 2021 Tuesday Night Skinny Ski schedule We will be starting on January 5.  This group ski rotates between Wolverine, Winman Trails in Manitowish Waters, and MECCA Trails in Mercer with the addition of Razorback Ridges Trail,   3110-3120 Razorback Rd, Sayner, WI 54560.  Skiers should be ready to ski from their car at 6:00 pm.   […] The post 2021 Tuesday Night Skinny Ski Schedule appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

The Wolverine Snowshoe Challenge  celebrates our new trail signs and snowshoe trails! Participants will snowshoe one or all of Wolverine’s 5 snowshoe trails at any time between Sat. Feb. 6- Sun. 21, 2021.  Names will be entered into a drawing for door prizes for each trail that is snowshoed. There will be no timing or […] The post Wolverine Snowshoe Challenge…Feb.6-21, 2021. appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

In 2019, over 113 million people visited Wisconsin. While this state might not be on the top of most people’s “to-go” lists, we’ve got a treasure trove of fantastic attractions and sights that all visitors enjoy. One hidden gem is […] The post Join Us at the Heartwood Resort Restaurant in Trego, WI first appeared on Heartwood Resort. [...]

Summer weddings get all the credit. But let’s be honest, not everyone wants to sit outside, sweating and swatting mosquitoes while you recite your vows. While summer and fall are popular times to get married, a winter wedding should be […] The post Your Guide on How to Plan a Winter Wedding in Wisconsin first appeared on Heartwood Resort. [...]

We’ve spent plenty of time indoors over the last year or so. Now’s the time to reacquaint ourselves with the great outdoors. There’s no better way to do that than heading down to Washburn County, Wisconsin, and hitting the hiking […] The post The 10 Best Hiking Trails in Wisconsin first appeared on Heartwood Resort. [...]

It’s a bold claim, but Trego is one of the best places to cross country ski in Wisconsin. Here you will find hundreds of kilometers of skate groomed trail systems for classic and skate skiing.  Many smart vacationers make the […] The post Why Trego Is One of the Best Places to Cross Country Ski in Wisconsin first appeared on Heartwood Resort. [...]

School is out, the sun is shining, and it’s time to spend summer vacation with your family. But it can be hard to enjoy your trip if you’re worried about coordinating, budgeting, and finding something that everyone will like.  Need […] The post Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Summer Resort Vacation first appeared on Heartwood Resort. [...]

Rib Lake Ice Age Days – Velociraptor Run Date: Friday, August 6, 2021 Registration: 5:30 pm Start: 6:30 pm One Mile Walk / Run 5K Run   Registration, Start, Finish, and Awards at the Little Bohemia Food and Refreshment Stands, Carnival Rides, Free Street Dance, and Numerous other activities are located at the Finish Line […] [...]

The northern part of the Green Loop is still Closed for Logging [...]

The Blue Loop is now Open and groomed for skiing! [...]

TRAIL UPDATE: The Rib Lake ski trails were packed and rolled on Tuesday and are expected to be groomed and tracked by 10 am on Wed, Jan 1. Start the new decade off with some fresh air and great exercise! Bundle up! Date Date Groomed New Snow Base Skating Classic Conditions 1/1/2020 1/1/2020 6″ 8″ […] [...]

  TRAIL UPDATE: There are some sections of our ski trail system that are currently closed for logging and/or hunting at this time. You’ll see this on the Beginner Loop and the northern part of the Green Loop. Also parts of the Timms Hill trail north of Rustic Road #1. There is signage on the […] [...]

Sled Dog trails in Northern Wisconsin

Sled dog: a dog (such as a husky or malamute) trained to draw a usually heavy sled typically with other dogs over snow-covered terrain , Sled dogs were originally used in colder regions (as of northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Antarctica) as work dogs to facilitate travel and transport of supplies but are now popularly used elsewhere during the winter especially for racing. Sled dogs were important for transportation in arctic areas, hauling supplies in areas that were inaccessible by other methods. They were used with varying success in the explorations of both poles, as well as during the Alaskan gold rush. Sled dog teams delivered mail to rural communities in Alaska and northern Canada. Sled dogs today are still used by some rural communities, especially in areas of Alaska and Canada and throughout Greenland. They are used for recreational purposes and racing events, such as the Iditarod Trail and the Yukon Quest.

Dogsled racing, also called sled dog racing, sport of racing sleds pulled by dogs, usually over snow-covered cross-country courses. In warmer climates, wheeled carts are substituted for the sleds. Dogsledding was developed from a principal Eskimo method of transportation. The gold rushes in Alaska and the Yukon Territory (now Yukon) at the turn of the 20th century brought greater global attention to sled dogs, which were used at that time for freight hauling and mail delivery, as well as by fur trappers to travel between their traps. At first dogs were individually tethered to the sled in a fan hitch. This was ideal in open country, but, as the use of sled dogs expanded, the tandem hitch, for running dogs in pairs, became the standard. Sled dogs are still used for transportation and working purposes in some Arctic and subarctic areas, though they have largely been replaced by aircraft and snowmobiles. Most dog teams today are kept for recreation or racing rather than for working.