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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, February 21, 2019  posted: 2/21/2019 12:47:29 PM
[ 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
[ 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!
(Mark Timken)
Thursday, February 14, 2019  posted: 2/14/2019 5:22:33 PM
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  A quick update. Got Ridge Trail and Roller Coaster on skate side and Shortcut and Hair Raiser on classic side packed this afternoon. Will groom and track them tomorrow morning. Will pack Mary's Frolic and Will's Crossing on skate side and Pine Hollow and Oak Ridge on classic side later in the morning. Hope to have them groomed and track sometime in the afternoon.
(Will Maines)
Thursday, February 14, 2019  posted: 2/14/2019 11:12:24 AM
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  I don't know if skiers are aware that I am a one-person volunteer grooming team at Razorback. Yesterday I could do no work on the trail after 16 inches of snow as I was snowblowing driveways for six hours. This afternoon I have two fellow Lions coming on snowmobiles to start packing trails. I'll do the same with the Gator. After multiple passes I will hitch up the Ginzu and begin grooming. I would say there will be no loops ready for skiing today, but by late tomorrow morning I should have at least the inner, shorter loops groomed and tracked. Not sure how much more stuff will be weighted down on the trails, but we'll clip and remove all that we can to open up decent skiing. Sorry for the delay, but little by little we'll get everything back in good shape. Just don't expect all loops to be ready for this weekend.
(Will Maines)
Sunday, February 10, 2019  posted: 2/10/2019 1:56:24 PM
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  One loop at a time I am getting all the saplings, brush and small trees cleared, especially oak and pine, that have been hanging low over the trails since being covered with ice and heavy snow. Couldn't work on the trails Thursday, Friday or Saturday as I was heading up the Lions club's biggest fundraiser of the year, an ice fishing tournament, but today I got Mary's Frolic on the skate side and Oak Ridge on the classic side cleared and groomed. The only loops not groomed now are Doug's Folly, Pine Hollow and Lions Pride on the classic side and Long Rider and Bruce's Roundabout on the skate side. Beginning tomorrow I will continue to clear and groom loops one at a time until everything is back in good order. Those trails that are groomed now have an excellent skate deck and deep, firm tracks for the most part.
(Will Maines)

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