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Pence, WI
18K
Classic Only
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1 Weber Lake 1 Iron Belt 1 Pence 1 Hoyt
715-561-2922
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These trails wind through some beautiful, remote areas along the Penokee Range.
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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Pence connector was freshly groomed, and was really fun. Hard tracks, excellent pole plants, and very narrow trail made skiing very fun. Uller is always an adventure. After crossing Hoyt rd and heading west into the heart of Uller country, the trail had all of yesterday's snowfall on it with the shadows of groomed tracks visible. Skiing on the fresh snow was enjoyable, but slow. Did not check the Weber Lake loops.
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(Jonathon Rulseh)
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Skied from Weber Lake Road. Only did the loops at that end of the trail but apparently all was freshly groomed. Dry, fluffy snow made a soft track as I prefer for this trail. Such great terrain and snow!
(Ruth Jaeger)
Monday, January 31, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Returned to the new Pence to Hoyt extension of the Uller to snip some of the brush on this new trail. But apparently the trimming was completed by locals and the rangers, so I mostly took an easy ski with my pruning shears. This is a great extension of the already epic Uller that will allow skiers to ski from the Rose Wreath trailhead of the Montreal Trails to Weber Lake, with two blocks of walking to get through town and across the highway in Pence. Tracks on the Pence Hoyt section were not fresh, but still decent.
(Sue Schroeder)
Friday, January 28, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Main Uller between Webber Lake and Hoyt road is in great shape. Two inches of light powder over a nicely set track. The Pence Connector is a bit rough, and drifted in places. Skiing Uller is an adventure to be had. There's plenty of snow in the woods. Should be a great weekend!
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(Jonathon Rulseh)
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The wind chill blowing across Weber Lake froze our fingers in 30 seconds as we got our skis out of the car. We wondered if we could survive skiing the Uller Trail but persevered, and are glad we did. It has the feel of skiing in the mountains as the trail winds around granite knobs of the Penokee Range. The wind didn't bother us once we entered the woods on a bright sunny day. We stopped for lunch and started a fire in the rustic cabin at Scribner Meadow, but failed to heat it to above freezing. Next time we'll start skiing at the Pence trailhead so we can warm up in the new cabin just 1 km from the Weber Lake trailhead. That would be about a 15 km ski one-way.
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(David Byrne, Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club)
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The Uller is remote and rugged and requires deep snow, so it is always a great day when a skier gets the opportunity to enjoy the full Uller in all its glory. A tip of the cap to the Penokee Rangers for their persistence smoothing a base and setting tracks. Another 3-4” had fallen since the grooming so conditions were slow, and that is a good thing on these technical, old-school trails. We started in Pence to test out the new trail connecting Pence to the Hoyt Rd Trailhead. This section is less established and more exposed to wind than the rest of the trail so there was substantial drifting and brush on some parts of this section. Once we hit the more established portion of the trail at Hoyt the tracks were clear and not drifted. We skied to Weber Lake including all loops there, had a snack in the new warming cabin on the blue loop then skied back with a stop to visit with some other skiers who had started a fire in the warming cabin at Scribner Meadow. Great to enjoy the solitude and beauty of this epic trail.
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(Sue Schroeder)
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I only had time to ski the Blue loop adjacent to Weber lake today. However the conditions were good. The trail was well groomed. Track has been set, but in some areas has blown over due to winds yesterday and today. The snow conditions were great.
(Marla Lind)
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Great ski from Weber lake to Hoyt Rd. The trail has been rolled by not tracked. Beautiful new cabin on trail. Stopped at Scribners Meadow cabin for a late lunch. Had whole trail to ourselves. Decent snow cover. Some in our crew used snow shoes. Get out and enjoy this ultimate back country trail. Some downhills are a bit bumpy. Be careful.
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(Daniel Stattelman-Scanlan)

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