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William O'Brien State Park
Marine on St. Croix, MN
Trail Length: 17.7k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 651-433-0500    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   A wonderful course, mainly in the woods, with a number of good hills.

Trail Reports:   2017-2018 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Saturday, February 17, 2018  posted: 2/17/2018 4:03:06 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied several loops in the early afternoon with temps rising above freezing. Trails were somewhat icy and crusty. Portions of the trail had significant leaf litter. Still very skiable and decent conditions.
(Whitney Clark)
Saturday, February 17, 2018  posted: 2/17/2018 2:03:49 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  I had not been to WOB in a number of years, based on a previous report I headed there rather than drive to Wisconsin. What a nice surprise. Trail was 100% covered, and only had a couple crunchy spots, I wouldn't call them icy. Skated all of the trails, and only a couple connector trails were not touched up on Friday. If we get some snow, it will only make WOB, that much better.
(Bruce Fiedler)
Friday, February 16, 2018  posted: 2/16/2018 2:29:43 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Got on WOB trails around 11am. Looked like groomers had just been through. Plenty to work with still as groomers seemed to be able to kick up enough to create a fast but safe skate deck. (Snow was "crumbly" -- not sure if there's a correct term for that; refer to images,) but forgot to wax and was able to skate along pretty quickly and have plenty of an edge to push off of. Another beautiful day at WOB and continuous thanks to the WOB for staying on top of the trails. Skied the main loop (didn't do any of the outside hilly loops,) and skiing was fantastic!
Photos:  
(Elizabeth Westerhaus)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018  posted: 2/14/2018 5:04:44 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied the outside loops at O'Brien late this morning. Skate deck was excellent, though a little rutted from other skiers since the last grooming. Tracks were full depth and clean except for the occasional oak leaf. Snow was beginning to soften and transform as I finished a little after noon. No bare spots at all on the groomed surface, though a few south-facing spots on the trail edges under evergreens are thin or already bare.
Photos:  
(Tim Power)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018  posted: 2/13/2018 4:21:38 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Fantastic skiing at William O'Brien around 11am-1:00pm. Groomers just finished inside loop. Hardwood Hills Trail, Rolling Hills Savanna Trail and Prairie Overlook Trail not done when I passed through, but still skiable! Just super packed down and fast for my liking, with the big downhills. I'm not an expert skier and can't handle the steep hills:) But everything else groomed beautifully. Bet tomorrow will be great too!
Photos:  
(Elizabeth Westerhaus)

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