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    If You Live Near WI MTB Trails, Please Post Conditions

    It is in the 70s and we want to ride our mountain bikes! Rather than drive to every trail head or call the parks only to get answering machines, let me get some help from those of you who live near the good trails. I know the north still has snow in the woods, but how about Jon Muir, Levis, Greenbush, Reforestation, etc? Keep us informed, thank you!

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    Greenbush - CLOSED

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    Human Powered Trails-La Crosse.................Closed. Hoping this week and next do the trick to dry things out.
    I am certainly uncertain, at least I'm pretty sure I am.

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    Thanks guys, keep us informed if things change this weekend. I know some areas may need a couple weeks of warm dry weather yet.

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    The reforestation camp just north of green bay still has their biking trails closed right now.

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    I biked out by Mauthe Lake a little bit yesterday. just not the same : P

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    Wausau, Nine Mile is closed. Still some frozen layers of ice on the XC ski trails in shaded areas. Until that is gone and dried up they likely won't open. Two years ago they opened early in April because of dry conditions.....hoping for the same this year.

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    Great time to give back a little

    For example:
    SouthernKettles.Org

    I am anxious to get out and ride. It is a perfect time to meet others who love mountain biking, talk trails, and give a little sweetness back the trails.

    Dig around, you'll find a group. Up North, it may be near May 1, but they need volunteers too.

    thanks.

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    CamRock Trails, in the beautiful metropolis of Rockdale Wisconsin, are OPEN!

    Yes boys. Road season is over! It is time to get wheels on dirt. Yee Haaaa!!! ;D

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    I hope to ride some at Bairds Creek on Saturday or Sunday so I'll let you know how it is there. I have a message out to the Brown County Park Management's facbook page to see when they plan to open the Reforestation Camp's trails. Just got my bike tuned up and am anxious to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMayor1 View Post
    CamRock Trails, in the beautiful metropolis of Rockdale Wisconsin, are OPEN!

    Yes boys. Road season is over! It is time to get wheels on dirt. Yee Haaaa!!! ;D
    Road season is NEVER closed! Say hello to Heather when you stop in after your ride for a beer and a burger!
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    Greenbush - Closed

    I checked Greenbush last night. The trails are closed and rightly so as the top layer of soil is still soft and spongey. It's going to be a while. Although it's been warm it's also been very humid.

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    Levis closed.
    Lowes Creek closed.
    Northwest Park (North side of Eau Claire) - almost ready.

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    Greenbush Micro-Climate in Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by DekerfTeamST View Post
    I checked Greenbush last night. The trails are closed and rightly so as the top layer of soil is still soft and spongey. It's going to be a while. Although it's been warm it's also been very humid.
    Greenbush seems to have its own weather patterns. I'm sure there's still a fair bit of snow hiding in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    Greenbush seems to have its own weather patterns. I'm sure there's still a fair bit of snow hiding in there.
    Correct. I was going to explain that but didn't want to go into all the detail. Long story short Greenbush holds alot of moisture like a rain forest. Even in the middle of summer the rocks always are sweating.

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    Thanks for the updates guys, very helpful. Keep 'em comin! Bairds Creek is pretty muddy in the low spots and on the north facing hills. The higher ground and south facing hills are dry and the ground is pretty solid.

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    Any news on Evergreen Park in Sheboygan? Heading there for work next week, was planning to toss the bike in.
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    Road some of Baird today, confirming that the lower trails are pretty wet still. Upper trails are really decent though.

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    Northwest Park in Eau Claire is open as of today. Super good shape. Lowes Creek is still closed for a while yet.

    Don't know where NWP is, see CORBA: Chippewa Off Road Bike Association

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam728 View Post
    Any news on Evergreen Park in Sheboygan? Heading there for work next week, was planning to toss the bike in.
    I walked most of the trail sat with the fam, mud in the usual spots (after the log jump and between the pines on the southern trail)

    I didn't walk the area near the creek crossing or the quarry side but I was pretty impressed with how dry it was and saw quite a few guys unloading bikes in the lot on sunday afternoon

    be cautious of down trees, there's a few down since winter, I moved a few logs onto the trail ahead of the ones that were around a corner or down a steep hill just to make sure people were looking far enough ahead, the city or the Jacees will need to bring a chainsaw out soon

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    Light rain today; gonna set us all back an extra week.

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    reforestation camp in green bay opens this weekend

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    Thanx Titan . We will be there !

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    as of this morning greenbush is open

    Kettle Moraine North Conditions - Wisconsin DNR

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    Last two posts from the Brown County Park Management facebook group:

    "GREAT NEWS!!!! The mountain bike & horse trails at the Reforestation Camp will open Saturday, March 24th. Horse trails at Neshota Park and the Fox River Trail will also open on Saturday, March 24th. ENJOY - we know youíve been waiting! Thanks for your patience!"

    "Attention Reforestation Camp mountain bike trail users. Please be aware that the mountain bike trails are reverse flow this season. If you have any questions please give us a call at (920) 448-6242. Thanks much! Hope to see you all Saturday!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitanofChaos View Post
    as of this morning greenbush is open

    Kettle Moraine North Conditions - Wisconsin DNR
    Also covers new fane. Wouldn't have known offhand if it weren't for the GEARS fb post.

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    Human Powered Trails-La Crosse.............Open!
    I am certainly uncertain, at least I'm pretty sure I am.

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    According to the WI DNR website the KM Northern unit trails (Greenbush & New Fane) are open.

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    lk geneva canopy tours mountain bike trails are open . located just outside of lk geneva on co hwy H and NN . stop in offce and pay the $4 daily $40 annual picture id trail pass unless of course you are a treadhead member then its $2 daily or $30 annual picture id trail pass . we have about 7 + miles of FUN trails that were built last year . maps located in office with sign in sheets HAVE FUN speaking of fun you might want to confirm a zip line tour while you are there

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    Rode the green loop at the reforestation camp twice this weekend...trails were perfectly dry and rideable! Hoping to get to bairds creek this week.

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    Cam-Rock is open and in great shape. I rode out there yesterday.

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    Lowes Creek - Open
    Northwest Park - Open
    Otter Creek - Open
    Hickory Ridge - Open

    Have at it!

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    HPT in La Crosse, is Open and awesome for this early in the season.

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    Nine Mile in Wausau, WI... closed. I picked up my trail passes for '12 a couple days ago, however, and they stated to check back in a week or two so it may be soon.
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    Are we just ignoring balls? Lol

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    My buddy on the west side of WI says white tail ridge near river falls WI is open and mostly dried out as of last night

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    I rode a full blue loop at Kettle Moraine / John Muir yesterday and it's in great shape. Planning on riding there again tomorrow.

    Tim

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    Blue Mound is closed and will probably stay closed for another couple of weeks.

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    The Cable, Seeley, and Hayward clusters of CAMBA open on Saturday, April 7! Time to ride!

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    I heard words of encouragement from the Park Dept today about Nine Mile. Some ski trails were wet/soft last week and they are inspecting trails again today. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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    Levis opens tomorrow, Friday April 6th.

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    Just got back from Baird Creek. Beautiful day! Great conditions - a little muddy on the lower trails but it's more fun that way ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtdrew View Post
    Just got back from Baird Creek. Beautiful day! Great conditions - a little muddy on the lower trails but it's more fun that way ;-)
    I second that! Most of the trail is in great condition for rising already. The muddy parts are doable, but be wary of foot planting

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    Kettle was great over the weekend- nice and fast. New reroutes were still a little soft. Plan on heading up again this weekend.
    ...don't worry it's coming...

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    Nine Mile opens today 4-11-12 at noon. The trails will open at noon daily until the spring turkey hunting season is over May 22nd.

    Mountain Bike and ATV Trails Open April 11 at noon > Marathon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mblock View Post
    Nine Mile opens today 4-11-12 at noon. The trails will open at noon daily until the spring turkey hunting season is over May 22nd.

    Mountain Bike and ATV Trails Open April 11 at noon > Marathon
    And they are fantastic already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppy View Post
    And they are fantastic already!
    Yep. Awesome conditions at Nine Mile. Everything seems to be in great shape. There were tons of people out yesterday. Fun all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurto View Post
    Yep. Awesome conditions at Nine Mile. Everything seems to be in great shape. There were tons of people out yesterday. Fun all around.
    Me and the gf were some of those tons of people yesterday again. A bunch of the people out there were for some trail maintenance. I wanted to participate in that but, alas, my thesis project is not going to write itself and it's due Friday. A couple hours was the max I could get outside.
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    hartman creek state park is alive and well, I was there yesterday
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    does anyone know conditions of Muir? looking to go on Friday...

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