CannonTracks - Lakewood Tour - Chequamegon-Nicolet NF WI

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  1. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    This is a fun 100 mile ride in the Lakewood District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in NE WI. It takes in some points of interest in the area, runs some great paved and gravel roads, and has a little two-track and ATV trail on it. It is suitable for large adventure bikes.

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    The track starts at Chute Pond, runs clockwise, and ends in Mountain.
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  2. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Start of the track.
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    Dam at Chute Pond
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    Looking up at the overlook.
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    Shelter at Green Lake.
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    Some nice two track.
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    Fun pavement.
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    Remnants of a forest fire.
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    If you catch this place during the day, stop and visit. It is a tree seed orchard. Some neat stuff inside.
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    Well protected by a deer fence.
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    Stiles to get in and out of the orchard.
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    Big, beautiful trees. Best to visit in the daylight though.
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  3. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Near Paya Lake.
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    Campsite here.
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    Lots of deer around.
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    Well preserved remains of an 1880 logging camp.
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    Oconto River
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    Forbes Spring. They dredged an 8' deep ring around the spring with a shallow spot in the center as a haven for wildlife.
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    Another old logging camp.
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    Young turks.
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    Mountain Fire Tower. You can climb it if you like.
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  4. Critic

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    Looks like a good one for the fall. Thanks for another great offering!
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  5. rsmith2786

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    I just acquired my first DS and am hoping to do part or all of this track on Sunday. I know the government shutdown had impacted the forestry service...would any of this be closed as a result?
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  6. Cannonshot

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    Some gates might be closed at federal sites (fire tower, etc) but the roads will be open.
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