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Carlton, MN
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Classic Only
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218-384-4610
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Easy to difficult trails. The farther you get from the park office, the more difficult the trail.
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Reports 1 to 6 of 6    Month: Feb | Jan
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Skied the Oak Trail mid-morning. As might be expected on a windy day, there were scattered oak leaves in the tracks, but never more than one leaf in one place, so it wasn't hard to lift up skis over them. The wind was preceded by a dusting of snow, so the track that was probably fast yesterday was a bit on the slow side this morning. I used special green kicker; possibly, polar would have worked better.
(Joel Rosen)
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Skied CCC and Thompson loop. Track is very good and debris-free on Thompson. Most of CCC is debris free, but as is often the case, pine needles are a slight annoyance on the return along the river. Did not have time to ski the Oak Trail, which was recently cleared, groomed and tracked (park report), but hope to check it out later this week. Trails connecting CCC and Oak are not yet cleared and opened, so driving is the only reasonable option.
(Joel Rosen)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
We skied from the campground today and wow, did they ever clean up a ton! Looking along the sides as we skied there was evidence of clean up almost the entire way. When you come from the campground parking we went left to get onto the trail. At the T, you can only go left now because the trail to the right is still completely covered with downed trees. The trail was not freshly groomed, but the tracks were solid and intact with zero debris. Going up the one big hill some pole plants were super deep and soft, the rest of them were firm. Someone had walked up the middle of the tracks and we saw someone going to snowshoe and redirected her but she continued on the ski trail. One gal in our group was heading out on snowshoes and the ranger caught her as she left her car told her to stay off the ski trail and guided her to the snowshoe trail.
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(Eve Graves)
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
The park now has the two closest ski trails on the North Side cleared, groomed, and double-tracked: CCC and Thompson. CCC was virtually pristine, and Thompson had some minor debris off to the sides of the tracks. Very little ski traffic as of this afternoon; in fact, these trails will probably ski better after a few more people have skied through and eliminated some of the minimal crust remaining in the tracks on curves. There are more spectacular, challenging, and scenic trails in Jay Cooke, but for now, it's a treat just to be able to ski here in these near pristine conditions.
(Joel Rosen)
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Morning
Observation 
We tried for the Spruce trail off of Evergreen memorial highway, but no tracks, no grooming as of yet so we headed to pine valley. Looks good for snowshoes but unskiable currently. Maybe true backcountry skis could make it.
(Allison Robinson)
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Morning
Secondhand 
[ Trails: Closed ]
According to their website their trails are down for quite a while due to the storm damage.
(Jonathan Wolfe)