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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.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017  posted: 2/12/2017 3:21:55 PM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Poor conditions reported when I called this morning and still poor when I skated/skittered from 2 to 3 PM. Icy classic tracks were good for double poling but it appeared that no effort was made to scratch up the surface of the icy skate deck. Two skiers warned me that they had lost control on the downhills so I didn't venture far.
(Russ Ludeke)
Saturday, February 11, 2017  posted: 2/11/2017 10:46:50 PM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  The conditions were far better than I imagined they would be. There are a couple places to watch for, such as some rocks on the trail just west of the railroad crossing. Everything in the woods was packed powder with icier spots in the open. The grooming was very well done and there was no trouble edging anywhere. We were skating and found all trails excellent. I think good skis could be used with caution. It was recommended to me that we avoid the trail that goes along the campground so we took the southern trail across the swamp. All the trails west of the tracks were excellent. We were skating but there was also a nice classic track. The track was a mix of powdery and icy stretches. Thanks to the staff for the excellent grooming and a beautiful sunny morning on the trails.
(Torry Kraftson)
Wednesday, February 08, 2017  posted: 2/8/2017 12:58:53 PM
[ B skis ]
  Skate deck was icy with about a 1/2" of fresh powder, skiable but slippery. About 10am, the groomer was out and afterward the deck was soft but fantastic overall. Just a few almost-bare spots, at least on the Wetland Trail loop. Classic tracks were in surprisingly good shape. Definitely worth a trip, especially in such a gorgeous location.
(Jason Goepfert)
Sunday, February 05, 2017  posted: 2/5/2017 4:16:10 PM
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Conditions at WOB were still very good today. I found it faster than Friday, the snow was packed down, and the tracks also still looked good. Occasional signs of wear: ice patches, dirt, leaves, grass. Considering the alternatives, this was the place to be today for Twin Cities folks.
(Jenneke Oosterhoff)
Saturday, February 04, 2017  posted: 2/4/2017 9:54:02 PM
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Very surprised with the good snow coverage and good conditions. Both skating and Classic conditions are good with just a few icy spots and a little debri, but nothing that you can easily avoid. Skied most of the classic trails and had very good grid and good speed on the downhills. Used universal grip tape with blue glide wax and worked very well.
(Scott Ford)

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