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

Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1013.2 mb and the humidity is 93%. Last Updated on Jul 29 2021, 3:53 am CDT. [...]

Winds are Calm. The humidity is 100%. Last Updated on Jul 29 2021, 3:55 am CDT. [...]

Winds are from the Southwest at 20.7 gusting to 24.2 MPH (18 gusting to 21 KT). The humidity is 83%. Last Updated on Jul 24 2021, 3:35 am CDT. [...]

Winds are Northwest at 3.5 MPH (3 KT). The humidity is 100%. Last Updated on Jul 29 2021, 3:55 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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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. [...]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published this video on May 25, 2021 The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has bought the Telemark Lodge, near the starting line of the American Birkebeiner ski race, to turn it into a recreation destination. The post Birkie Foundation plans to repurpose Cable’s Telemark Lodge appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

Brandvold and Furlong Top the Podium in Half Fat 21K Hayward, WI (March 15, 2021) – The sun was shining on the 2021 Fat Bike Birkie, presented by Freewheel Bike, with start line temps hovering around 32 degrees. Held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead near Cable, WI, riders rolled their way down the snow-covered American […] The post Stelljes and Pond Take Top Honors In the Big Fat 47K at 2021 Fat Bike Birkie 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. [...]

  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. [...]

Wolverine Trails and COVID-19 Dec. 14, 2020 Wolverine is taking precautions as the safety and health of visitors and volunteers is a top priority.  We continue to look to the CDC leadership for guidance.   The chalet will be open but the tables will be removed and the back room will be closed off.   No cookies, […] The post Wolverine Covid 19 Policy Dec. 2020-21 appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

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. [...]

Ready to enjoy a romantic getaway at one of the best resorts in Wisconsin for couples? Then it’s time to check out the Heartwood Resort! The Heartwood Resort offers romantic natural beauty, on-site dining (Thurs/Fri & Sat nights), thrilling activities, […] The post Plan a Romantic Getaway at Heartwood Resort in Wisconsin first appeared on Heartwood Resort. [...]

ATV enthusiasts are always on the lookout for the best places to ride. They are looking for destinations surrounded by wilderness and natural beauty. They are looking for long, extensive trail systems that offer hours and days of exciting riding. […] The post Explore the Best ATV Trails in Northern Wisconsin first appeared on Heartwood Resort. [...]

Does your idea of a perfect vacation revolve around the outdoors? Do you want to spend your precious time away from work kayaking down scenic rivers, fishing in private lakes, or snowshoeing along miles of wooded trails? If so, Northern […] The post The Benefits of Taking a Cabin Vacation in Northern Wisconsin Over Northern Minnesota first appeared on Heartwood Resort. [...]

Summer is finally here. You’ve been waiting for it, anxious for the winter ice to melt, to get on the waterways of North America. You’ve chosen kayaking in Wisconsin for your adventurous trek.  Your gear is all packed, and you’re […] The post The Best Places to Kayak in Wisconsin 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.