Weather on the Trails
- Rice Lake
- Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Sawyer (WIZ008) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service
Winds are Northeast at 4.6 MPH (4 KT). The humidity is 83%. The wind chill is 64. Last Updated on Jun 20 2021, 10:55 am CDT. [...]
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.
Horse Trail News
- Anti Grazing on Trails
- Spur of the Moment Ranch
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… [...]
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.
- Wolverine Nordic
- Rib Lake
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. [...]
Freshly Fallen Snow Greeted Skiers on Their Journey to the Finish Line HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 28, 2021) – With fresh fallen snow covering the classic course on the American Birkebeiner Trail, the race was slow and challenging for skiers in the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner (Birkie) classic championship race. In this unique year, the annual […] The post Frankowski and Torchia Top the Podium in the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner Classic Race appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]
Solid Field of American Elites Vie for the Championship Title HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 27, 2021) – With temps hovering around the freezing mark, the morning’s racecourse was fast and the competition hot in the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner (Birkie). In this unique year, the annual Birkie ski race was completely modified from the traditional point […] The post Sonnesyn and Hagenbuch Top the Podium in the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]
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Retooled Birkie Week 2021 Slated for February 24–28, 2021 Hayward, WI (February 15, 2021) – In just over a week, the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner (Birkie), Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon events will begin in Cable, WI. After months of planning, and with the guidance of health and medical professionals, and the Birkie medical director, the […] The post 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon 2021 Events Fast Approaching 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" [...]
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. [...]
Do you have plans to go snowboarding on your during your Wisconsin vacation? Your stay at Heartwood Resort provides so many activities as well as some picturesque snowboarding spots nearby that you and your friends or family can easily hop over to […] [...]
Snowshoeing is becoming popular in Wisconsin. It is a fantastic workout that requires little coordination. Family members young and old can participate in the activity! Snowshoeing is a lovely way to explore the winter wonderland of Wisconsin. There are many […] [...]
The picnic tables are stored away, the golf courses are closed, and the brilliant fall leaves have fallen. It’s the time when everyone at Heartwood Resort, and Wisconsin-winter sports enthusiasts, stare longingly at the stark brown landscape and pray for one […] [...]
The northern part of the Green Loop is still Closed for Logging [...]
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 […] [...]
THE RIB LAKE SKI TRAILS ARE OPEN TODAY! The trails have been groomed and tracked with a little fresh powder over the top. Trail coverage is great at this early date! UPDATE: the trails are being groomed again Sunday morning and will be tracked again on the final pass. [...]
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.