April 18 There is still some snow for now but trails are no longer maintained.
But here is perhaps the last gasp of winter activity from Moccasin Lake Trails:
I was not planning on doing anymore work on the trail, but after getting so much snow last weekend I think the snow may be around at least through this weekend. The road to the Moccasin Ski Trail has been plowed, but not the parking lot. The snowshoe trail was packed this morning, Thursday, April 19, 2018 for those that would like to snowshoe or hike off the roads. The ski trail except for the Muskellunge loop, was dragged but not tracked and is good for classical skiing. With warmer temperatures and spring finally coming, the best use of the trails will be early in the day. The trail is never closed and once the snow is gone they will be good for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Michelle’s Lodge will continue to remain open.
Other trail updates at:
Next Club event:
Weekly Bike Rides Will Begin Soon (Details to Follow)
Women’s Rides: Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Usually meet at hospital parking lot.
Geezer Rides: Tuesday at 10 a.m. Meet behind the Antigo Library. Distance and direction determined at the time by consensus. Rides are generally 10- 25 miles at no more than 12 mph. This is a No-Drop-Em ride.
Courthouse Rides: Meet at the courthouse parking lot at 5:00 p.m. Direction determined at the time. Rides are generally 30+ miles at 15+ mph.
Summer Pedal, Paddle and Camping Trip: July 19-22 (Thurs-Sun) on the Red Cedar Trail near Menominee Irvington Campground E 4176 County Road D Menominee.
Reservations on your own at 715-235-2267 or menominiecamping.com Tent sites start at $19, RV sites at $27 per night
Other Local Upcoming events:
Spring is on the way.
Look for these wildflowers while hiking at Gartzke. (Brochure courtesy of JoAnn Belanger) Click on link below to view examples.
Thirty Years and Still Going Strong:
Below is a link to an article from Silent Sports magazine from Feb. 1987 describing the establishing of ski trails at Gartzke. We’ve skied a long way since then.
Note: The article was written by Lisa Erickson who is now Lisa Haefs, news editor of the Antigo Daily Journal.
Board Members: Laurie Shepherd, Alan Berger, Mary Jo Filbrandt, Brady Koss, Don Mollet will all continue.
Attention All Bicyclists: New Riding Opportunity: There is now a mile long loop for a single track bike trail just south of Antigo (N1985 Dump Rd.) This is the site of the old landfill which has been capped. This effort was made possible through collaboration between the city and the Antigo Bike & Ski Club. The city greatly appreciates the support and vision of Josh Zalewski and all the time he spent flagging the trail and attending meetings. Brady Koss did an excellent job assisting the trail crew with placing the initial loop in the fall of 2013. Here is the work crew after some trail maintenance on Oct.11, 2014
Gartzke has an official address of W6379 Fifth Ave.Town of Polar