Weather on the Trails
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  • Burnett
  • Ashland
  • Bayfield
  • Rice Lake
  • Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Sawyer (WIZ008) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Winds are from the Northwest at 10.4 gusting to 20.7 MPH (9 gusting to 18 KT). The pressure is 1024.3 mb and the humidity is 66%. The wind chill is 15. Last Updated on Nov 29 2020, 8:53 pm CST. [...]

Winds are Northwest at 6.9 MPH (6 KT). The humidity is 72%. The wind chill is 18. Last Updated on Nov 29 2020, 8:55 pm CST. [...]

Winds are from the North at 11.5 gusting to 20.7 MPH (10 gusting to 18 KT). The humidity is 63%. The wind chill is 13. Last Updated on Nov 29 2020, 8:55 pm CST. [...]

Winds are Northwest at 9.2 MPH (8 KT). The humidity is 68%. The wind chill is 17. Last Updated on Nov 29 2020, 8:55 pm CST. [...]

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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.

Horse Trail News
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I keep telling folk about the Munch N Done and the amazing difference it’s made to my life. I’m so pleased there is a UK supplier. As an instructor of small children, the amount of ponies that are perfect apart from the constant eating. This muzzle has changed my daughter’s confidence so much….she has balance […] The post Annabelle Worsley & Panache – Scottish Highlands appeared first on Anti-Grazing Riding Muzzle for Horses. [...]

Fantastic product! Well made, fits well and great customer service. This muzzle makes hacking out a pleasure rather than a fight!! The horses very quickly learn they can’t eat so don’t even bother trying. I won’t hack without it now! They are much neater than the nose bag jobs we were using!! I’m happy to […] The post Chris Havers & Mel – Northants appeared first on Anti-Grazing Riding Muzzle for Horses. [...]

Just received my Munch-N-Done horse riding muzzle in the post – tried it on and it fits my daughters cheeky pony really well – can’t wait to try it out; he’s so naughty trying to eat when she’s riding, he even does it right after a jump – now she’ll really get the better of […] The post Helen Landon & Lois – Ipswich appeared first on Anti-Grazing Riding Muzzle for Horses. [...]

Nice thank you from Roberta. [...]

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

This was a lovely message sent to us by our guests. [...]

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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  • Rib Lake

Hayward, WI (November 6, 2020) The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), organizers of the American Birkebeiner, “Birkie,” cross-country ski race, have entered into a purchase agreement for the long-closed Telemark Lodge and the 713-acre site on which it sits. With final purchase details in place, the ABSF is seeking broad community input on the project […] The post ABSF Seeks Community Input on Telemark Property appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

Birkie Week 2021 Slated for February 24–28, 2021 Hayward, WI (October 14, 2020) – After months of planning, and with the guidance of public health officials, today the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is pleased to announce the planned format for their annual February ski races. Registration for the 2021 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and […] The post American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Plans for 2021 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon Races appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

Thankful for the Event, Enthusiastic Runners Embraced Safety Guidelines Cable, WI (September 26, 2020) – Spectacular autumn leaves and seasonal temps welcomed smiling runners and trekkers to the 19th Annual Birkie Trail Run, hosted by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI. The 2020 Birkie Trail Run, presented by […] The post American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Hosts 19th Annual Birkie Trail Run With Amplified Safety Enhancements and Protocols appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

New Location & Safety Procedures in Place for August 1, 2020, Event Hayward, WI (July 24, 2020) — With a nod toward the region’s deep-seated timber roots, runners and walkers will channel their flannel at the Birkie’s Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk on August 1, 2020. Throughout the year, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) celebrates a […] The post Runners & Walkers Prepare to Channel Their Flannel at the Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

ABSF & Town of Cable Collaborate on Idle Site Grant for Removal of Storied Telemark Lodge Hayward, WI (June 24, 2020) The year was 1973 when 35 skiers left Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward, WI, bound for Telemark Lodge and the finish line in the first-ever American Birkebeiner (Birkie) cross-country ski race. For years, the Telemark […] The post ABSF Seeks Idle Site Grant as Next Step in Telemark Property Purchase appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

I am just coming in from checking/grooming the trails. There are a few stretches of good snow, however there are too many thin areas and icy areas to stay open until we get more snow. We will be closing the trails tonight and the ski shop and hope to reopen soon. [...]

I groomed about 13 km this morning and was pleasantly suprised with the course.  a few thin areas and lots of small bumpy areas but very skiable. 19 km is open, 1/2 of it is decent early season skiing. Ski Shop sale continues today [...]

Tonight  is  22 degrees and a full moon, it should freeze up well. We had a great day of early season skiing on 17.5 km of trail. It has most likely been the thinnest base we have opened with, but with some signage and creative connectors we made it work! Tamarack (from Rock Fence ) … Continue reading "Thursday Nov 27, 7:30-PM" [...]

Nov 27th 8:30 AM

I regroomed about 5 km of the 16km this morning.Here is the map of what is open [...]

I was out on the trails at 3 pm today, they were still too soft to regroom. I put up some markers to redirect early season skiers. We will be out in the early AM to see if we can regroom or let the trail ski as is. The base is for sure thin …but … Continue reading "Happy Thanksgiving" [...]

In conjunction with the CDC’s most recent recommendation and after consulting with Board members, we have made the decision to close the Wolverine Chalet for the season. This provides for a greater degree of protection from the corona virus for volunteers/skiers.  The snowshoe and ski trails will remain open.  We will continue to groom until […] The post Wolverine Chalet Closure, Trails Still Open! 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 Yooperbeiner Door Prizes appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

The 2020 Tuesday Night Skinny Ski schedule is out.  We will be starting on January 7.  This group ski rotates between Wolverine, Winman Trails in Manitowish Waters, and MECCA Trails in Mercer. Dates are below and find the full schedule and all information here: 2020 Tuesday Night Skinny Ski Schedule Jan. 7 Wolverine Jan […] The post 2020 Tuesday Night Skinny Ski Schedule appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

Ladies Lunch and Learn to Ski Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019  9:00-12:00 For beginning to intermediate skiers.  Work on technique with our instructors for either Classic striding and/or skate  skiing.  Develop a ski technique foundation and boost your confidence.  Get some pointers to break bad habits.  We’ll divide into groups and enjoy a morning together.  Lessons […] The post Ladies’ Lunch and Learn to Ski appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

Once again we are holding a nordic gear swap –  spread the word. Here are the details: Wolverine Nordic Trails Nordic Gear Swap Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 Nordic Gear Swap 10 am-2 pm at the Wolverine Chalet Sellers – Drop off your gear at the chalet: Wed. Nov. 27  4-6 pm Sat. Nov. 29  1-2 […] The post 2019 Nordic Gear Swap appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

Snowshoeing Though Your Wisconsin Winter Vacation

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 trail options for snowshoeing in Wisconsin, and Heartwood Resort has several. On their trails, you [...]

A ‘Reel’ Guide to Trout Fishing the Namekagon River

You might think of cheese when you hear Wisconsin, but in the Northwoods, by the Namekagon River, residents, day-trippers, and vacationers are buzzing about flies and trout fishing. Whether you want to spend a few days reading by the river or standing waist-deep in hip waders, Heartwood Resort is the perfect place to cast off [...]

Planning Your Wisconsin Lakeside Micro Wedding

If you’re an engaged couple in Wisconsin, micro wedding trends are perfectly tailored to the state’s lakeside landscape. An intimate wedding with your nearest and dearest will be an occasion to remember in a fantastic location. Plan the romantic wedding of your dreams - surrounded by the love of family members and friends closest to [...]

Dryland Training for Nordic Skiing Season

Any die-hard cross country skier knows how crucial it is to embrace dryland training for a successful Nordic skiing season. Of course, the Holy Grail of Nordic skiing remains the American Birkebeiner race in Cable, Wisconsin to Hayward, Wisconsin. If you’ve already obtained your race number (or love to ski the trails), ensure a strong [...]

A Northern Wisconsin Vacation in Autumn

Fall is an excellent time for a Northern Wisconsin vacation, as the warm temperatures begin to wane, so do the number of tourists, making it a great time to visit for those hoping to avoid crowds. The crisp autumn air, coupled with the chorus of a fall breeze, lend themselves to a myriad of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in cooler weather. Furthermore, the surrounding hardwood forests will begin showcasing an elegant display of yellows, oranges, and reds throughout the Northwoods. [...]

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 […] [...]

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.