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Hayward, WI
52K
Skating/Classic
Yes
Yes
1 Hwy OO 1 Birkie Ridge 1 Fish Hatchery 1 North End Cabin 1 Mosquito Brook 1 Start Area
715-634-5025
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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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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We skied north of OO on the classic trail and from OO to Boedecker Road was hard packed and had not been groomed in a few days. From Boedecker north on classic trail, it was much better and so was the return trip on the skate trail. The biggest problem with high wind and lots of twigs all over the trail. I hope they groom soon as the skate deck is hard packed. We had one classic skier and the track was drifted in spots (especially in the new clear cut area north of OO) plus lots of twigs and leaves in the track). She skied most of the way back to OO out of the track. A few inches of snow would be wonderful.
(David Gorringe)
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied from OO north on the classic trail and back south on the skate trail. Also skied south of OO a couple kilometers and back. Grooming north of OO was recent, but wind blown hardpack and lots of debris in the tracks. Classic skiing was not easy, would have been better for skating. Very cold in the wind blown clear cut. South of OO the trail has not been groomed recently so there is an inch of skied in powder/icy snow on the trail. Conditions are good for building character!
(David Nelson)
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied north from Boedecker Rd on the skate trail. The snow was in good shape and skiing was easy but recent wind has blown tree litter onto the trail. In the pine forest north of Boedecker there is a lot of needles, twigs, bark, and cones on the trail. I also went a ways south of Boedecker where the forest is mostly hardwood, and the only litter is a few oak leaves.
(Don Quick)
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied the North End Birkie trail and classic trail and then back on the Birkie skate trail conditions were fabulous. There was some wind blown twigs and sticks here and there easily avoidable. First time trying out my new Fisher twin skins, loved them.
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(Mark Sproul)
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Almost as good as it gets. High winds have caused a fair bit of tree litter to fall otherwise it's close to perfect. We skied the classic trail from Birkie TH to Timber Trail and back. The skate deck is freshly groomed with just a skiff of fine wind blown snow over the top. Classic tracks are like rails. The winds have been high which has caused an annoying number of little twigs to come down on the trail but the skiing is still great.
(Andy Schwartz)
Monday, January 18, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied north from Hwy OO on the Classic trail. It was in remarkably good condition, considering meager snow so far this season. There are very few dirty spots on the skate deck or in the classic tracks. I also skied the loops south of OO where grooming was in progress and conditions were excellent.
(Don Quick)
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We skied south from OO to Gravel Pit and back and conditions were very good. Not icy anywhere. New grooming on Sunday morning left the skate lane a bit soft but we classic skied and the track was excellent. A few dirt spots but very few in the track. Quite a few skaters out there and all smiling. Worth the trip to the Birkie Trail. Nice job groomers.
(David Gorringe)
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied from OO to power line and back on skate trail. Slow wet conditions on Saturday, fast and firm on Sunday. On Sunday it was pretty hard packed and icy from OO to Bodecker but get's better and better the farther north you go. At the highpoint and further north the trees were lovely with snow covered branches.
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(Rick Budde)
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Skied Boedecker to OO on classic trail and back on skate. Classic trail has not been groomed. Tracked only from other skiers. Skate trail is fairly skied.
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(Jim Lane)
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Mosquito brook to gravel pit. Wet, heavy, slow. Beautiful as always and nice to have some fresh snow but don't expect to go fast. Even if it was groomed last night probably wouldn't set up with the warm temps.
(Sarah Hamilton)

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