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fcat700
01-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Corridor 27 through Fort McCoy. Very good snow conditions.
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Justin taking a break on trail 94 south of Black River Falls.
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A creek, check out the cross country ski tracks up to the open water, oops.
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Corridor 27 North of Fort McCoy.
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Trail 8 West of Millston.
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Good day 90 miles good snow conditions.

toadster920
01-10-2009, 11:58 PM
I used to deer hunt in the Black River Falls/Millston area. Very nice country in those parts. Did you's by chance stop in Millston? Is Bundy's Bar still there?

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dew69
01-11-2009, 09:51 AM
Nice pics fcat. There sure is some beautifull
country out there.

mc_nytro
01-11-2009, 10:16 AM
We must have met you along the same trail on Saturday. I was going to post my pictures, but you have much nicer ones. We did 145 miles Saturday in that area too. Went from Wilton to Sparta through Fort McCoy to Sandy Point to Millston and back through Cataract to Sparta and home. Did ride from Elroy-Sparta bike trail to Leon and back. This trail was real icy and rough. Needs snow and grooming. Not a fun ride there. I thought the trails were in real good shape on the rest of the ride, considering we haven't had a real good dumping of snow since the two ice storms. Hard to beat a ride through Fort McCoy on the Burma Road. You do a nice job with the pictures. Keep them coming!

fcat700
01-11-2009, 10:53 AM
toadster920: We did go through Millston but that was only 30 miles into the ride so we just waved as we went by. There are a couple bars but I'm not sure of the names.

dew69: I agree, it is beautifull.

mc_nytro: Do you ride a newer gray and white Yammi?

mc_nytro
01-11-2009, 01:05 PM
I ride an black and yellow Yamaha. Was riding with a red Apex and a blue Polaris yesterday. We were in the Millston area about 11:30 AM. We stopped and had a sandwich at 400 Club, then headed back towards Cataract area and south. I thought maybe we met you on the trail,from the pictures of your sleds, but maybe not. Did meet a few more sleds in that area.

speedracer8888
01-11-2009, 07:05 PM
Looks like a blast. Glad you guys finally have some good rideable snow down there. It is always way more fun to ride out of home.

beancounter1
01-12-2009, 09:02 AM
Fcat700, My wife and I are heading this way on Sat, 1-17. I was wondering if you have been on the bike trail from County B to Sparta by chance? I want to hit the same trails as you did, but didn't want to trailer too far from my house. Any advice would be great. Sweet pics by the way.

fcat700
01-12-2009, 12:54 PM
The last time that I was on the bike trail was before the last ice. At that time it was pretty good. Looks like we are going to get some needed snow today so I would not hesitate to ride it however assume it will be a little rough (and cold on Friday) I'm sure it will need some grooming. The loop we made was 90 miles, you can add another 50 it if you drop at B. I live in Onalaska and I trailered to Sparta just because the bike trail gets kind of boring after you ride it a few times. Snow conditions, as you can see from the pictures should be real good.

mc_nytro
01-12-2009, 10:20 PM
I rode the trail from Cataract to Sparta crossing Cty B on Saturday. Most of the trails was pretty good shape up there, although the hills and some corners were icy. We did receive 3-4 inches of new snow today and the groomers are running tonight all over the county. I do not know if that will get hit tonight or tomorrow, but it will get hit soon. All the trails in Monroe County will be open as of Wednesday morning. I am planning riding that same area again Saturday, with a loop going over to Wyeville and down to Tomah and Clifton too. Should be about 150- 180 miles total.

tommyboy
01-13-2009, 12:59 PM
Hey fcat700,

I was just wondering if these pics were taken fairly recently? The conditions look pretty good.

This is an area we have always enjoyed but have not yet been to this season. The old "tank trail" at Ft McCoy is always a blast when the snow is deep or drifting. I can hardly wait.

Thanks!

tom

fcat700
01-13-2009, 02:40 PM
tommyboy: I took the pictures Saturday January 10th. Conditions were good, should be better now with 5 more inches on the ground.

beancounter1
01-13-2009, 03:50 PM
Hey fcat700, where is a good place to unload in Sparta?

ridesafe
01-13-2009, 04:12 PM
sweet pics fcat700.. I really need to get over that way and ride those trails. thanks for posting the pics.

tommyboy
01-13-2009, 05:34 PM
fcat700,

Thanks for the info, it is much appreciated.

By the way, the pictures are great. Nice to see places that are easily recognized, like the "tank" or range trail. Sweeeet!!!

fcat700
01-13-2009, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys.

beancounter1: I unload at the American Legion by the helicopter on hwy 21 just north of town. To be honest I have not asked them if it's ok but the lot is big like a mall and only a couple cars parked by the building. It's not far to the trail, just cross 21 hang a left along the road go one block and your there.

fcat700
01-13-2009, 09:30 PM
Oh, I was going to post the 90 mile route we took, all trails were well groomed. From Sparta, corridor 27 north through Fort McCoy to trail 8 east to Millston. Downtown Millston take a right to get under hwy 94 then north on Jackson county trail 94 (very nice trail) to corridor 26 left (west) into Black River Falls and back to corridor 27 south.

beancounter1
01-14-2009, 09:03 AM
Thanks fcat. We will give it a try. I was on 94 2 weeks ago and it was gorgeous. Thanks for the info.

fcat700
01-17-2009, 04:05 PM
beancounter1: How was the ride? We are going out Sunday, hope the trails hold up.

race218
01-28-2009, 08:22 PM
Can anyone give us some updated trail info for this area. Planning on heading up this weekend.
Thanks

fcat700
01-29-2009, 09:40 PM
race218: Not positive about the conditions, I haven't ridden the area since the 18th. It has been cold but the sun has been out as well and no new snow. I know they are out grooming this week and the trails should be ride able but it's suppose to get pretty warm. I would think you would be ok this weekend but we do need some snow.