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    Arrow +++++++++Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemisphere




    Quote Originally Posted by BeerTeam View Post
    Just north of Thorp, you will travel past the 45 Degree Latitude,
    but unlike many other places in Wisconsin there is no signage.
    45 degrees north latitude and 90 degrees west longitude
    is just 30 miles east of TW*T
    at Poniatowski, Wisconsin.




    Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemisphere
    A hemisphere halfway point occurs at only four spots on Earth.
    Two are under water,
    one is in northwestern China,
    and the other one is just 30 miles east of the Trans-Wisconsin Trail

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    Talking ++++++++++++++++++++++The Perkinstown Trail






    The Perkinstown Trail
    A very special place in Wisconsin,
    It is the starting spot for my northwoods adventures

    If time permits, takes some of the side trails off of the Perkinstown ATV trail,
    you will be glad you did






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    Arrow +++++++++++++++++++++++++Perkinstown Trail









    It is a wonder to me,







    What nature can create . . .









    and what a couple of clowns can destroy





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    Smile ++++++++++++++++++++++++Perkinstown Trail




    The southern start of the Perkinstown Trail
    is a few miles from Medford, Wisconsin
    wisconsin/atvtrails

    —Tombstone Pizza
    What do you want on your tombstone?
    When the Simek brothers, owners of the Tombstone Tap in Medford, Wisconsin,
    started making pizzas in 1962,
    they were simply looking for a gimmick to pull customers into their tavern
    located across from the cemetery.

    By 1984 Tombstone was one of the three largest frozen pizza manufacturers in the country

    Tombstone was acquired by Kraft General Foods in 1986.

    I loved the pizza before 1986 pepspizza.com



    Medford is the County Seat of Taylor Wisconsin

    taken from the Taylor County website,
    and describes the Perkinstown Trail
    "Taylor County's landscape was gouged-out from ancient rock and soil by the Chippewa Lobe of the Wisconsin glacier and filled with the soil and debris carried by its rushing meltwaters. While the earth's crust has risen 160 feet since its passing, the topography left by the glacier remains. Rivers rush along trenches carved by the ice, conical hills called kames formed by soil deposited by meltwater streams dot the countryside, rolling hills scoured from once towering mountains surround kettle lakes now filled with crystal clear waters."







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    Smile ++++++++++++++++Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail



    40 miles west of the TWT is Chippewa Falls,
    home of Leinenkugels (founded in 1887)
    Great Brewery tours





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    Arrow +++++++++++++++++Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail





    Stockfarm Bridge
    located on the banks of the Chippewa River
    about 11 miles southwest of Glidden

    Nice NF campground nearby









    Randy Nissen has a great looking return route.
    This new addition starts near the end of Chad's route in Cornucopia
    and goes down to Hwy 70.

    This could also be used as an alternate finish to Chad's route
    since it runs parallel to it and crosses it a few times.

    On the map
    Chad's TWT route is in magenta
    Randy's route is in red.

    Route note:
    I rode both routes, but many of the rest of the photos
    from highway 70 north to Cornucopia were Randy's route






    Randy on his KTM 950



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    ++++++++++++++Scenic Northern Wisconsin



    Scenic Northern Wisconsin









    Last edited by BeerTeam; 04-19-2010 at 02:45 AM.

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    ++++++++++Mason Wisconsin - about 15 miles south west of Ashland, WI.



    Above:

    100 old church in Mason Wisconsin
    ----------------------------------------
    Below:
    Mason railroad depot
    Most town on the rails had a depot,
    at one time there were upwards of 40,000 RR depots in America,
    with only a fraction of that many surviving today

    After years of neglect, most depot are not used any more for their original intent,
    but are being reclaimed and making a comeback
    as community centerpieces.

    Just like old churches, it makes my day to find surviving Railroad depots of Wisconsin.
    Click on the link for Surviving Wisconsin railroad stations
    from St. Paul to Bayfield, WI. this line was used for lumber, minerals, goods, grain and cattle and the mail before the automobile days RR Map

    A bonus of the Mason Depot - a ATV trail was next to it on the RR right of way and I explored it a few miles before I decided to return on my TWT adventure


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    Thumbs up +++++++++++++++"Ya gotta go to the Delta Diner"






    "Ya gotta go to the Delta Diner"

    ÔÇ£in the middle of nowhereÔÇØ.
    a Silk City diner
    built on the line in Patterson, N.J.
    back in the 40ÔÇÖs
    found in a field in NY state
    restored in 2003

    Delta Diner menu

    on the TWT trail
    GPS for the Delta Diner: N46 28.404 W091 16.344





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    Nice Pix!

    Hi Jim,

    I always enjoy looking at your photos. You've got a great eye with a camera. Seemed like it was a perfect time of the year for your trip as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    Exclamation ++++++++++++++++Cannonshot's TransWisconsinAdventureTrail Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by CannonshotWI View Post
    Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks Cannonshot and thanks for your and Chad's work on the routes in the GPS file

    A question from the TransWisconsinAdventure Trail site

    Is there a longer version of the route?

    Bryan Much (a.k.a. cannonshot ) used the TWT route and his vast knowledge of Michigan to create a monster route called the Wisconsin - Michigan Dual Sport adventure and its a big loop through Wisconsin and the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan and its 2050 miles long!


    http://cannonshot.smugmug.com/Motorc...39369081_VLf2k

    http://rokklym.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...14544778_F9J4o

    http://rokklym.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...778_F9J4o-A-LB




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    Smile +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Bayfield County - stretch of sand



    Quote Originally Posted by ajayhawkfan
    There is more sand in Bayfield County
    then all the beaches of the West Coast!

    These shots were on Randy's route
    Randy told me
    a few spots had a stretch of sand




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    Cool +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Crossing--Wisconsin






    Follow the tracks








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    Great RR and pics!
    How far is it between gas stations as my KTM has a 2 gallon tank(if that)?

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