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    Badger Trail - located south of Madison, WI

    Sunday I went on the Badger Trail. Just north of Monticello I was surprised by two sandhill cranes tending to their baby. Because there is some brush along the trail with open spaces I was able to get some great photos of the cranes. My goal was to take pictures of the trail with all the wild flowers in bloom and seeing cranes really put me in the bonus. Of course a stop at the tunnel for pictures was also included. Overall the trail is a 9 on a rating of 1 to 10 with some loose gravel thinly covering trail in places. The trail is great for those wanting long distance training with two state trails meeting here in Monticello. It is also a wonderful trail for those who have families and are riding only short distances. Check out the trail yourself this summer. www.badger-trail.com

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    Is the trail done all the way to Madison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunnel rider View Post
    Sunday I went on the Badger Trail. Just north of Monticello I was surprised by two sandhill cranes tending to their baby. Because there is some brush along the trail with open spaces I was able to get some great photos of the cranes. My goal was to take pictures of the trail with all the wild flowers in bloom and seeing cranes really put me in the bonus. Of course a stop at the tunnel for pictures was also included. Overall the trail is a 9 on a rating of 1 to 10 with some loose gravel thinly covering trail in places. The trail is great for those wanting long distance training with two state trails meeting here in Monticello. It is also a wonderful trail for those who have families and are riding only short distances. Check out the trail yourself this summer. www.badger-trail.com
    Pics or it didn't happen

    Having ridden the part from New Glarus to Monroe and New Glarus to Brodhead (different but connecting trail) myself, I can attest that these trails make for some great riding. We saw turtles, snakes, deer, and all kinds of birds on or near the path.
    Duppi

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    Brewery opening and pics

    Sorry, funding still messed up, so final seven miles of the Badger Trail still not complete. Pics of cranes will be posted on www.badger-trail.com



    Saturday, June 13th the New Glarus Brewery has a GRAND OPENING for its new location. From the outside it is a showplace and must see. After your ride, plan a tour and a cold "spotted cow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDW3261 View Post
    Is the trail done all the way to Madison?
    My understanding is that funding is in place, and should be done in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duppie View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen

    Having ridden the part from New Glarus to Monroe and New Glarus to Brodhead (different but connecting trail) myself, I can attest that these trails make for some great riding. We saw turtles, snakes, deer, and all kinds of birds on or near the path.
    Duppi
    These trails are a nice change of pace aren't they?

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