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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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Wednesday, February 6, 2019  posted: 2/6/2019 3:20:44 PM
Grooming 
[ 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
Firsthand 
[ 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)
Saturday, February 2, 2019  posted: 2/2/2019 6:10:44 PM
Firsthand Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  After grooming for two days, it was really good to get out and ski almost 30k today. Tracks were mostly deep and firm, although on the loops where short stretches are also groomed for skating there was some thin, worn track. As usual, Lions Pride had a section about 1-1/2k in length where there were lots of oak leaves, although with some creativeness I never had to get out of the track. Skate skiers I met said the skate deck was the best they've ever seen. Our high today was 27F, so everything is still in excellent condition.
(Will Maines)
Friday, February 1, 2019  posted: 2/1/2019 2:49:13 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Between yesterday and today I got all classic loops groomed and tracked and all skate loops freshly groomed. Conditions are excellent for the most part. Deer are using some trails as private paved highways, but nothing I saw would cause much of a nuisance. Most of oak leaf litter is covered up, but that is always day to day. My advice is to ski early tomorrow, and take advantage of the conditions while they last.
(Will Maines)
Friday, January 25, 2019  posted: 1/25/2019 10:15:52 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Finished grooming all skate and classic loops. Should be firming up well with these temperatures. Except for 1-1/2k stretch on Lions Pride classic, even the oak leaves are of a minor hinderance. I'd rate pretty much everything very good to excellent, with the skate deck really good. It's cold, but the wind has died down quite a bit, so come on out and ski.
(Will Maines)

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