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Birkie Trail
Hayward, WI
Trail Length: 52k  Maps: | 1 Hwy OO , 1 Birkie Ridge , 1 Fish Hatchery , 1 North End Cabin , 1 Mosquito Brook , 1 Start Area 
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: Yes
Contact: 715-634-5025    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The famous Birkie trail. A great, rolling trail through the woods between Cable and Hayward. There is a short section south at Hwy OO that is lighted. There are snowmaking trails at the Start area.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  posted: 1/23/2019 4:33:01 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  2-3 inches of fluffy new snow groomed and tracked on Birkie Skate trail from OO north. A dusting of new snow this morning. Classic trail was not groomed as of noon, though tracks were skied-in and skating was not that bad through the fluff, maybe even better glide than on the Skate trail. Downhills much better than the hardpack before the new snow. Thank you, groomers!
(Carolyn Senty)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019  posted: 1/23/2019 3:13:38 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  At mid-day I skied classic, waxless, north from OO. Snow conditions were very good after yesterday's 2-3 fluffy inches, but the ski track was heavily traveled and thus a bit beat-up, so I would rate it good. The skate deck is also well-traveled, you bet. South of OO was newly groomed for only about 1k.
(Donald Quick)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019  posted: 1/22/2019 8:44:18 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Yesterday we groomed and tracked Birkie Ridge and the skijouring loop near the Birkie Ridge TH. After receiving 1-2" of new snow, tonight we groomed and tracked the Birkie Skate Trail and Birkie Classic Trail from OO to the American Birkebeiner TH (including Birkie Ridge). It's very nice out there. Enjoy!
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)
Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/19/2019 8:45:41 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  My classic ski today was from North End to OO and back. I skied the skate trail to Timber Trail, then skied the classic trail to OO. Other than the stench of what appeared to be a diesel fuel leak of some type near and 1k or so past Timber Trail, conditions were ideal for classic all the way to OO, except for the expected leaf and needle debris. The skate trail back to Timber Trail was another story. It could use a fresh comb. The classic tracks were good, but when needing to step out to herringbone or stride the softer snow, no gripable traction could be made on the icy deck. The downhills were super fast, in fact sometimes too fast. Before I could figure out I should've snowplowed to bleed off speed, making the adjustment from tuck to snowplow at warp speed would've been disastrous. No crashes thankfully. Last comment -- if someone could invent grip wax similar to oak leaves, they'd make a fortune.
(Pete Wurl)
Saturday, January 19, 2019  posted: 1/19/2019 8:42:44 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Last night we were able to groom and track from OO to Timber Trail on the Birkie Skate (including Birkie Ridge) and Birkie Classic Trail. Tonight we are prepping the classic distance course at OO for the Gitchi Gami Games tomorrow. For recreational skiers tomorrow, we recommend parking at OO (or Birkie Ridge) and going north on the freshly groomed and tracked Birkie Skate or Birkie Classic trails. Enjoy the great skiing!
(Kurt Proctor, American Birkebeiner)

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