Gartzke Trails Tues. Jan. 16: .All major trails have been dragged and combed but there is not enough snow to set tracks. Trails are in good condition but the swamp trails are a bit bumpy.
Moccasin Lake Trails: Tues. Jan. 16: The Moccasin Ski Trail was groomed and tracked on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 and is in very good condition
Jack Lake Trails: Wed. Jan.3 Trails were groomed but no tracks are set yet. Tracks will be set after a significant snowfall.
Kettlebowl XC Trails: Dec. 21: Kettlebowl Cross Country Ski Trail is packed and groomed for skiing but no tracks were set.
Springbrook Trails in Antigo: Fri. Jan. 12 .Springbrook x-country ski trail is in fair condition in the woods. Poor conditions in the open areas. Not groomed or packed; waiting for more snow.
Maranatha Ski Trail System: Thurs. Jan. 4: Silver Birch/Maranatha ski trails are hard packed, pretty thin, tracked but not very deep. All trails are open.
Other trail updates at:
Summer Pedal, Paddle and Camping Trip: July 19-22 on the Red Cedar Trail near Menominee Details to follow.
Next Club event:
Sat. Jan. 27: We will join the Elcho X-C Ski CLub for the 27th annual ski junket. The event starts at 11:00am at the Moccasin Lake trail head. Mel’s Trading Post of Rhinelander will have some equipment on hand to try out.
Sat. Jan.27: Moonlight ski & snow shoe hike: Meet at 7:00pm at Schmeisers’ property. Take Hwy 45 south from Antigo to Nickel Road (1 mile after the end of four lanes). Turn right onto Nickel Rd. Go straight at the Stop sign along the dead end road. Dinner to follow at Schmeisers’ home. Please bring a dish to pass and RSVP to Connie at cshmeisathotmail for details and so they know how many to expect.
Other Local Upcoming events:
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
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