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Theodore Wirth Regional Park
Minneapolis, MN
Trail Length: 25K  Maps:    [ Google Maps ]  
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Y  
Contact: 763-522-4584    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   One of the oldest venues in the Twin Cities. Golf course and snowmaking loop trails on north end, big hills and woods on the south end. Lighted snowmaking loop (about 3K). Park at Wirth golf course, or Wirth beach off Glenwood Ave.
Upcoming Events:   Mar.1 Minnesota State Pursuit ChampionshipsMar.6-8 Midwest Junior Championships

Trail Reports:   2014-2015 season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015  posted: 2/26/2015 8:27:55 AM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Hard packed, good classic tracks.
Strided for the first time in a month. I was happy to find good classic tracks on almost the entirety of the snowmaking loop. Only the tougher hills had some icy chunks in the tracks. The skate deck was too hard or icy, even on my squirrely classic skis.
(Adrian Swanson)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015  posted: 2/24/2015 9:40:09 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Hard packed, borderline icy on snowmaking loop. Fast, no, maybe not fast, but offering little resistance. Still excellent, as expected at Wirth.
Tonight's conditions seemed fast, but my lap time was down from normal, probably because I put the brakes on for most downhills. So the benefit of tonight's conditions was not in speed, but in being able to cover more distance with less effort. Exposed parts of the trail were scoured down to icy corduroy ridges, whereas protected parts maintained just enough loose snow to get an edge. It was a lesson in sedimentary geology, that will be erased with tomorrow's grooming. Warning: short spruce stems blown down on the trail along the long gradual uphill on the west side can result in a nose plant. If I had had a broom I could have swept them away. The pattern of where the trail was wind scoured down to.
(Lois Braun)
Sunday, February 22, 2015  posted: 2/22/2015 5:04:10 PM
Firsthand 
  The 3.3K snowmaking loop is in pristine condition. Perfect corduroy, clean and deep classic tracks, no icy sections, perfect edging throughout. The Twin Lakes/Par 3 loop is still skate skiable (natural snow), similar to its condition on the Pre-Loppet... and it is really quite enjoyable, although "B" skis are advised. The Judy Loop is a bit more precarious and requires rock skis and a good sense of humor... probably best avoided until we get more snow.
(Bill Oyler)
Friday, February 20, 2015  posted: 2/20/2015 6:58:15 PM
Firsthand 
  Conditions: Twin Lakes is skate-skiable!
Skied Twin Lakes twice at 5:30 p.m. There are a few light patches but generally it was fabulous. It's great to be in the woods again!
(Melanie Sorensen)
Friday, February 20, 2015  posted: 2/20/2015 12:11:18 PM
Grooming 
  Conditions: Trails rolled with corduroy this morning at wirth golf: twin lake trail, judy lutter loop, skyline trail(front nine). also rolled with corduroy - tornado trail, jd gardens, wirth lake, eloise butler trail, erickson and norm oakvik trails (bog), 394 trail, and brownie lake loop.
conditions thin but mostly skiable except for tornado trail (very rough), wirth lake (windblown, frost heaves), and 394 crossing (ice chunks, dirt and debris from snowplows).
(Joe Hines, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation)

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