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Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Lake Elmo, MN
Trail Length: 16k  Maps:    [ Google Maps ]  
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Y  
Contact: 651-430-8370    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Mix of woods and open prairie over rolling terrain. All trails are groomed skate and classic. Almost 9K of lighted trails.

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1 to 5 of 15    Month: Nov
Friday, November 28, 2014  posted: 11/28/2014 5:15:41 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Poor. Icy with an inch of light snow on top. Poles didn't have any bite. Gravel and grass showing through all over.
I made it around but nearly did a couple of headers when my skis suddenly stopped. My rock skis have several new gouges to show for it.
(Lloyd Vasilakes)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014  posted: 11/25/2014 6:25:02 PM
Observation 
  Conditions: Ski trails are closed.
Snow recon stop 1 of 5: There seems to be less of a base on the trails near the chalet than I saw at Como Park today.
Photos:  
(David Byrne, Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club)
Sunday, November 23, 2014  posted: 11/23/2014 12:30:16 PM
Grooming Scheduling 
  Due to the warm temperatures, ski trails are closed until conditions improve. The lights are off until further notice.
(Theresa Young, Washington County Parks)
Friday, November 21, 2014  posted: 11/21/2014 11:13:38 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Browns Pond and Lake Elmo were hard packed, leaf and seed litter where you would expect, occassional snert easy to get around with a little rutting. Eagle Point much less heavily traveled, less than an inch of fluff on top of packed base; one very short stretch on climb to the top of the northern-most ridge where there was dirt where prior skiers shovels broke through the snow. Much more enjoyable surface to ski on. I used FastWax Blue LF. Used paste fluoro on top of that. My first experience with this product.
This was tale of two different skis. First part on Browns Pond and Lake Elmo had me asking do I really enjoy this? - skate, skate, rest; skate, skate, rest. But after a breather in the trailhead building, I went over to Eagle Point and got the ski I dream of - sustained, nonstop skating. And to burnish my ego, I caught and repassed a pack of 6 high school skiers twice after they passed me two times. Took me 35 minutes including the walk over from the trailhead building.
(Keith Carlson)
Thursday, November 20, 2014  posted: 11/20/2014 4:09:20 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Good for skate!
Skate deck has been groomed and there are very few places where there this "ski-harming" debris. Skied all East Side loops with B skis with no problem and still had good glide and decent control. A bit bumpy, as others have noted. Amazingly good condition given that they have only had 4-5 inches there. Won't complain now though, was definitely worth the trip!
(William Harrison)

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