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BlueSkiesWI
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12/04/2016 10:42PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
After spending 4 months straight in a tent this summer, coming back to college has left me with camping withdrawals. Winter break is coming up here in a few weeks, thinking about doing a few days solo snowshoeing in northern Wisconsin.

Any tips for a short winter solo?
 
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12/10/2016 11:07AM  
I don't know Wisconsin well so can't help with specific locations, but I will point out that - as long as you are not near a snowmobile trail - its a lot easier to feel remote and isolated in winter. State parks or forest areas that seem crowded in summer will likely be empty now. I think its a lot easier to find great winter locations. Enjoy!
 
12/10/2016 02:07PM  
Nicolet Wilderness Areas I have been into Blackjack Springs and Headwaters.
Jones Springs is more to the south Lakewood - Laona District. Nothern and Souther Kettle Morrain state forests have backpack shelters on the Ice Age Trail . I want to spend time in the Black River State Forest this winter. Lots of great places close.

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OldFingers57
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12/11/2016 08:08PM  
Just head down the North Country trail up in Northern WI
 
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12/12/2016 11:51AM  
Copper Falls State Park is another option. The North Country trail goes thru there and there is a backpack in campsite on the trail not too far in.
 
12/12/2016 01:13PM  

Scenic overlook NCT, east of Old Grade Road. Damn nice trail, need to try in the winter!

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whitecedar
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12/16/2016 02:40PM  
Rainbow Wilderness is a pretty nice area, or you can get on the NCT off of HWY 63 near Drummond and hike towards Mellen.
 
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