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Baker Park Reserve
Maple Plain, MN
Trail Length: 12.6k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 763-694-7660    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The trails pass through a nice combination of woods and lakes.

Trail Reports:   2019-2020 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

1 to 5 of 10    Month: Dec
Thursday, December 12, 2019  posted: 12/12/2019 4:19:49 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Real clean and crisp-- the juice was worth the squeeze today. The groom was fresh around noon and the k's passed by like a summer day's breeze. The green LF was slippery enough to bring a chill to the nostrils. Baker is open, all of it. I have seen it, and it is pretty. Praise be.
(Tom Puzak)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019  posted: 12/10/2019 1:14:22 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Beautiful conditions this morning. Best I've seen in 4 years. Very few leaves. Fun to have classic skiing so early in the season.
Photos:  
(Diane Pattridge)
Monday, December 9, 2019  posted: 12/9/2019 4:59:03 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  New snow has greatly improved conditions and covered much of the woody debris evident this weekend; but still occasional scattered leaves, etc. Some typical drifting on trail West of chalet. The longest, and arguably best skiing of the Metro venues, all on natural snow. I was the only skier there at noon.
Photos:  
(Tom Berscheid)
Saturday, December 7, 2019  posted: 12/7/2019 11:27:40 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Skied Hill, Island, Timber and Prairie. Very good coverage, hard skate deck with an occasional icy spot. Classic track is set. Occasional thin spots as well and lots of leaf debris, but overall pretty good. There were some frozen ruts on the downhills on Island and the drop into Timber. It was really good skiing, but I'd leave the good skis at home for now. Only area to be careful at is the turn out of Hill towards Island and Evergreen. The normal one-way section is currently 2-way and can get a little tight.
(Steve Hum)
Friday, December 6, 2019  posted: 12/6/2019 9:02:23 PM
Firsthand Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  Contrary to some reports, I found the trails to be in good to very good condition. I skated the entire perimeter except Evergreen. They must have had more snow than Cleary, Lake Elmo and Elm Creek because there was a consistent machine-set classic track. One skier I spoke to specifically about Island's conditions as I arrived said it was icy but not from what I could observe. Yes there were leaves on the trail but there were very little dirt spots and little ice. There was a rough ice spot at the bottom of the hill at the start of Timber but I did not have any trouble getting across it and sustaining a glide all the way across the causeway to the next hill. I used FastWax Blue LF. It was 23 degrees when I arrived and 19 degrees when I left.
My new Fishers freshly waxed did not give me the speed boost I hoped. They were slow on the drier snow but okay on the wetter sun-exposed portions of the trail.
(Keith Carlson)

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