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Razorback Ridges Trail
Sayner, WI
Trail Length: 20k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 715-542-3501    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Mixed forest and open field terrain varies from nearly level to mostly hilly with several scattered hills. All 18 trail segments are groomed and only 2 segments groomed exclusively for classical. McKay's Corner Store, located at the trailhead, offers warming shelter, food and beverages.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019  posted: 3/14/2019 2:54:59 PM
Firsthand Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  I groomed and skied on Monday and skied again Tuesday and early this morning. Classic tracks held up well for me on Hair Raiser through Tuesday, but are pretty splayed out now. I classic skied without tracks on skate loops Ridge Trail, Roller Coaster and Will's Crossing. Will's Crossing skate deck is very soft. Ridge and Roller are firmer, but of course today were softening up. As far as grooming goes, although there is still plenty of snow in the woods, unless something special happens with the weather I will not be grooming any more this winter. The trails will be open for skiing on whatever the base turns out to be in coming days for anyone who is still looking to get out on the trails. The above mentioned loops were the only ones groomed after our last four-inch snowfall.
(Will Maines)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019  posted: 2/26/2019 12:28:30 PM
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails: Closed, Good skis ]
  This is not really a grooming report, but rather a report of what I hope will be a grooming schedule. After skiing the Birkie Saturday, I have been snowed under--no pun intended--trying to open up my own driveway, get my roof shoveled and deck cleared off. The parking lot at Razorback is plowed, but I will not have time to do a thing with the trails until sometime tomorrow. They are going to take a lot of packing before I can even begin to groom. Here's what I'm shooting for: Wednesday, pack Short Cut and Hair Raiser on the classic side, pack Ridge Trail, Will's Crossing and Roller Coaster on the skate side. Hoping I can get some fellow Lions on snowmobiles to help with the packing work. Thursday, groom as best I can with the 5" Tidd Tech on the above mentioned trails. Friday, use the Ginzu to fully groom all those loops. I am leaning toward grooming only those loops the rest of the winter, with the possible addition of Mary's Frolic on the skate side and Pine Hollow or Oak Ridge on the classic side.
(Will Maines)
Thursday, February 21, 2019  posted: 2/21/2019 12:47:29 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Quick update. I was able to go out for just two hours this morning to start grooming after another heavy snowfall yesterday. Because of a broken part on our Ginzu I had to use our old 5-foot Tidd Tech, and it was not up to the job. The only loop I have tracked on the classic side is Short Cut. On the skate side I opened up and made multiple passes on Will's Crossing, Ridge Trail and Roller Coaster. None are in good shape for skating, as snow falling into the grooming lane left only a four or five-foot skate deck, and even that had numerous snowballs falling into it. Bottom line, if you are a skater looking for a high quality outing this weekend I would suggest Minocqua Winter Park or one of the other trail systems in our area. Classic skiers out just for fun are welcome to ski the normally skate only trails I opened up, and if you aren't looking for a serious workout you could have a lot of fun on those trails. I am leaving in a few minutes for Hayward to ski my 19th Birkie, so I won't be back to start grooming again until Monday. Again, I apologize for the conditions.
(Will Maines)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019  posted: 2/19/2019 9:22:03 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Will made good on his promise of having Mary's Frolic groomed and packed. Very surprised yet welcomed the opportunity to be the first skier to visit that segment of the trail system since it was last groomed (several days ago I think) and it was simply spectacular. Firm deep base and even skate deck. No debris on the trail. Just some welcomed animal tracks. Took it all in immensely, terrain is spectacular in this State Natural Area. What a privilege, seemed like it was groomed just for my own visit today. Took several trips around Mary Frolic and Roller Coaster. Wills crossing a bit soft and by that time I was on tired legs. Thanks Will for your continued dedicated service!
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(Mark Timken)
Monday, February 18, 2019  posted: 2/22/2019 12:14:21 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  Drove up from Eau Claire to classic ski here on our way to Phelps. Skied Lions Pride only because the other inner loops (Oak Ridge, Wild Thing, Dougs Foley, etc) were not groomed at all. Lots of snow on those sections. We had a good ski, although tracks were pretty skied in from the weekend. We do realize how much work it takes to groom, particular to keep up with all the big snow falls we've had i a short period of time. Beautiful area, but wish the other classic sections had been groomed and tracked.
(Libby Stupak)

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