Greetings! The last few days we have been enjoying blue skies, warm temperatures in the 40's, and sun-filled hours. As I was out running yesterday and the day before, I crossed paths with other runners, people on bikes, and even motorcyclists! However, as we have been enthusiastically greeting this weather, it is bittersweet as we see the snowmobile trails deteriorate right under us. They are in poor condition, and most markings have been taken off of the lakes.
Cross country skiing conditions are not horrible as the trails are a bit patchy, and are bare, thin, and icy in a few spots. They are ski-able, and skiers are still out there. The best skiing is on the spring crust...the hard layer of snow/ice all over. The next warm day, go out in shorts and a t-shirt and take advantage of a fast ski!
Snowshoeing conditions are all right, but you will find the best snow in the woods where sun has not hit it as much. Snowshoeing is still going, so get out there!
Geocaching has swept the Northwoods, and The Great Northwoods Treasure Hunt is well underway! There has been six caches placed for this hunt in St. Germain, and twelve more in Boulder Junction and Rhinelander. Check out the cool prizes and contests going on at the website above!