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    Bikepacking - WI and/or MN

    Any suggestions for bikepacking in WI and/or MN?

    Thanks!

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    I believe levis mound allows backcountry camping. Also you could check into the camba trails on national forest land.

    Finding good places to backpack, none the less bike pack is tough in wi! I do a fair share of backpacking, usually out west, and have always wanted to try bike packing as I have all the gear, I just haven't found a place to make it worth it around here. A 12 hour drive to the west will open up many options for you.

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    Thanks. I already live in Denver and was planning a trip to the Northwoods of WI later this summer to check on some family property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KR65 View Post
    Thanks. I already live in Denver and was planning a trip to the Northwoods of WI later this summer to check on some family property.
    I think the CAMBA trail system in/around Hayward would be your best bet. You can check out a ton of singletrack (including 40 or so continuous miles between Hayward and Cable) and link everything together with forest roads. Plus you can camp just about anywhere.

    Salsa did a nice pictorial blogpost on a similar trip: Salsa Cycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmdishwash View Post
    I think the CAMBA trail system in/around Hayward would be your best bet. You can check out a ton of singletrack (including 40 or so continuous miles between Hayward and Cable) and link everything together with forest roads. Plus you can camp just about anywhere.

    Salsa did a nice pictorial blogpost on a similar trip: Salsa Cycles
    Thanks for the info and link. I could probably cobble something together using existing trails, FS roads, and back country roads.

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    Here's my post from my ride on the Trans Wisconsin Trail 3 years ago. The link to my blog will have a lot more info, including route information.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/minnesota-wis...rt-728406.html

    Low percentage of singletrack, but very wild and scenic.

    For a while there was a trans-Wisconsin race following this course the first year. Second year they made a loop based in Hayward up to Lake Superior and back to Hayward. If you can find that route it might be optimal for your needs. Otherwise, Levis-Trow might be another good spot to base a shorter trip out of.
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    Cool info, FishMan - thanks for sharing.

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