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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 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)
Wednesday, February 6, 2019  posted: 2/6/2019 3:20:44 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  In 37 years of grooming Razorback Ridges only once have I had to contend with as much ice storm damage as I did today. On the classic side I made one pass through Doug's Folly but did not set track as there are several stretches through the jack pines and heavy brush/sapling areas with too much low hanging stuff to make for decent skiing. I did groom and set track on Short Cut and Hair Raiser. Tomorrow the plan is to groom Pine Hollow with probably no track setting there because much of it runs through a jack pine plantation. I do plan to groom and track Oak Ridge, and will probably only groom with no tracks set on Wild Thing and Lions Pride. Today I groomed Ridge Trail, Will's Crossing, Roller Coaster and Mary's Frolic on the skate side. The skate track is excellent, somewhat soft on top with a rock hard ice base underneath. I did make several stops to cut and throw off the worst of downed or low hanging stuff, so though you may have to make an occasional duck or dodge, ski conditions are mostly excellent on all the loops I worked on. I plan to groom Long Rider tomorrow on the skate side, but not Bruce's Crossing which is heavily edged with young balsam, popple saplings and hazel brush, which often sag badly after an ice or heavy snowstorm.
(Will Maines)
Saturday, February 2, 2019  posted: 2/2/2019 11:14:15 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Got to Razorback about 9:00, temp was 18 -- a Swix blue day for sure. We strided Lions pride and wild thing. Tracks were mostly deep but shallow in a few places. Typical pesky oak leaves here and there. Kudos to Will, awesome grooming!
(Greg Dahl)

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