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Mon, Feb 19: Birkebeiner Trail (Cable to Hayward, WI)

The BIRKIE TRAIL CLOSED AT 11:59 pm TODAY. Snow has started falling and we will start working on the trail early Tuesday to get the new snow to firm up in time for the events. THERE WILL STILL BE LOCATIONS WHERE YOU CAN SKI this week. Here is where you CAN ski by day this week:

Tuesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Wednesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Thursday: Birkie Ridge, Hatchery Creek loops

Friday: Birkie Ridge

Saturday: Birkie Ridge

Sunday: Entire Birkie Trail will be OPEN

- Birkie Groomers

Fri, Feb 16: Unlisted trail (Unlisted)

Mackinac Island State Park (Mackinac Island)
Kathy & I decided not to ski over Wed before noon since 2 snowmobilers reported a 3 ft pressure crack along the Xmas tree ice bridge, where they got wet crossing. And, both of us had skied across from St Ignace 20 yrs ago, so chose to spend our time skiing the trails instead. The trails through the park N of the fort along the E half of the island were well groomed, but not all that are marked on the map are groomed. Although Wed & Thurs were above freezing, the trails held up well through early afternoon. But, by mid-afternoon yesterday, the streets downtown had turned to 3+" slushy puddles. Last night it froze, so we took a hike with yak-traks this morning before departing. Although the island is non-motorized, in winter, it is busy with locals, tourists & construction workers on snowmobiles, ugh!

- Sara Cockrell