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Coulee Experimental State Forest
Bangor, WI
Trail Length: 16K  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 608-785-9007    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The Coulee Experimental Forest is about 3,000 acres of upland oak forests, experimental tree plantings, ridgetop open fields, rock outcroppings and a few small "goat" prairies on steep topography.

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1 to 5 of 8    Month: Dec
Friday, December 14, 2018  posted: 12/14/2018 4:53:27 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  The skating trails were groomed and combed this morning. Skate trails have good coverage, with a few spots of dirt. We decided to leave the classic trails intact as they are still in good shape but expect needles and leaves. With warm temperatures and debris in the tracks, no wax skis might be a good choice. We have been getting skiers from all over the State with our good snow depth. Thank you Kevin the DNR Forester who brought out the quad track for today's grooming, our regular snowmobile is in the shop (see fundraiser).
(Steve Beezley)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  posted: 12/12/2018 6:56:09 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Wonderful ski on deep snow 6" base on good but kinda sticky corn. Skated and strided with wide classics with light blue kick. Great "sleeper" ski.
Photos:  
(Craig McCallum)
Sunday, December 9, 2018  posted: 12/10/2018 6:47:20 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Good coverage. A few sticks poking through. Lots of pine needles and small branches on trails in places. Grooming a bit rough from lots of use on Saturday.
Photos:  
(Neil Campbell)
Sunday, December 9, 2018  posted: 12/10/2018 8:18:13 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Skate and classic tracks in terrific shape. Any trail issue (sticks, dirt, etc.) is easily seen and avoided. Lucky to be skiing great snow in early December. Thanks to Steve the groomer! I used my good skis.
(John Ericsson)
Saturday, December 8, 2018  posted: 12/8/2018 5:33:22 PM
Firsthand 
[ B skis ]
  Good coverage on all the trails - sticks and taller weeds poking through in a few spots but no thin spots at all. Both the skate deck and classic trails are pretty soft. If you have a choice, opt for large baskets on the classic trails because the snow isn't very packed next to the tracks and poles will penetrate deep. Downhill turns on the classic trails require a bit of skidding because the snow is too deep and loose to step turn. The northern skate out/back is in better condition than the west skate loop; the deck is wider and better packed. Overall good conditions for early December and a good base to usher the trails through a long winter of skiing!
Photos:  
(Douglas Ansel)

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