Northern Wisconsin Adventure Trail (NWAT)

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  1. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Just finished proof riding a new 950 mile adventure trail that loops the beautiful and rugged forests of northern Wisconsin. What a blast!

    This ride is intended for small-medium dual sports (must be street legal). There will be no big bike go-arounds mapped for this one.

    Photos and details of the ride are here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792871

    GPS track can be downloaded here.

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  2. Porchndakar

    Porchndakar The Joy of Riding!

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    Thanks, Cannonshot! We enjoyed a good portion of this trail ... lots of difficult and very different pieces of terrain scattered in there ... it was a blast! I was up there with my three boys on a KLR 650, XL650, DRZ400, and my own old XL600. We enjoyed two very tiring but entertaining days of adventure ... thanks to you and your tracks! Many thanks!
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  4. TRZ Charlie

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    What time/s of the year would be best to ride this route? Looks like it would be a lot of fun.
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  5. Cannonshot

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    May through October. May is when some of the seasonal forest roads that are part of the route open up. October will have a lot of leaves on the ground that will conceal some of the hazards and the leaves are sometimes pretty slippery themselves. June, July, and August are the best weather/temperature wise.
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  6. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    I appreciate the answer Bryan. Myself and three others are considering this ride for next season. Looks to be a lot of fun.
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  11. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    I made a 2-day ride out of the NWAT, by short-cutting the loop East of Park Falls.

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    Riding from home in the Twin Cities, it ended up being just shy of 800 miles.
    Not bad for about 24 hours of riding time.
    Here's a video of some of what's out there.

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    Thanks again for all the tracks you have put together, Bryan. There's gonna have to be a statue of you somewhere to acknowledge all you've done.
    You might as well pick out a spot you want it to be.
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  12. Cannonshot

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    Thanks Ron! I'm glad you got a chance to enjoy part of this route. It is kind of a favorite for me lately as well. Thanks for the video.
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  13. butch1581

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    This is great! We ride near Mountain all the time. Anyone know how to get the gpx file to change over to a route in Basecamp? I got the tracks to show, but it won't load as a route onto my 2555. Thanks
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  14. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    wow, welcome...first post in 4 years?....:lol3

    I and several others ride near mountain too...must have seen your tracks...

    not sure it can load as a route, but more of a track log to follow...

    we sometime base loops out of CTH W and Parkway Rd intersection area ....see you on the trail someday
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  15. Cannonshot

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    It won't work as a route because some of the paths are not routable roads on the Garmin routable maps. Best to use tracks on a GPS unit that accepts tracks.
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    Thanks. I guess we'll use my buddy's gps instead of mine. Yeah I don't get on here much. Too much to read:) Thanks for thr tracks. We are always looking for routes to follow that ate not dead ends or turn into a private property trail. We will be up at my parents place in Lakewood this weekend riding some trails.
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  17. Cannonshot

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    If you are riding around Lakewood (WI) these tracks would be useful:

    http://dco43054.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35

    Keep in mind that some of the dim forest roads don't open up for travel until 1 May.
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