WI Rustic Roads: Forest County, R34, R118

Published Thursday, December 15, 2022 by Bryan

Forest County is where the Rustic Roads series first ventures off pavement. Both R34 and R118 have significant gravel segments.

Rustic Road 34, I think, is the more technical. As an old logging road tucked into a corner of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, it feels quite remote. But after making it down the trail, you come back to WI-55, which is part of another WisDOT program - the Scenic Byways.

While R118's gravel doesn't feel as technical, there is a lot more of it. I didn't realize until piecing the recording together that I was on it for nearly an hour. As for the pavement ... I hope the music accompaniment livens it up a bit. In my opinion, use that section to the Marinette County border, where County C becomes much more fun. And then turn south and enjoy County F too. ;)

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