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The Blue Hills Trail in northern Wisconsin is in good shape and ready for winter

3 Dec

The ‘Skier in the Tree’ (AKA Bunny) that hangs out at #29 on the Eastside trails is pleased to report the trails are in good shape, and ready for snow. The skier lives on, thanks to a fine job of cleaning out the bird and squirrel debris, and replacing the well worn garments.

The ground is currently bare, and although there’s no snow in the forecast, this may work to our advantage. We’d like a stretch of cold weather to freeze the wet spots and drive the frost into the ground. Then when snow arrives, it’ll be easier to groom the trails.

While waiting for winter to arrive, we’ve been fine tuning the equipment and removing more downed trees. We’ve also taken advantage of the bare woods to explore potential trail revisions (more on this in a future email message).

Photos below show a couple interesting critter hangouts. Look carefully at the last two photos — there’s a porcupine watching you.

Recent comments from the logbook in the warming house are included in the picture gallery that follows. Find comments from Wisconsin (Bruce, Ladysmith, Rice Lake)…

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