There are a lot of mud puddles and standing water on some of the trails out at Kincaid that have yet to freeze. *The Snow Making Loop survived the rain and Craig was able to groom it with the PB600 and put down fresh tracks. He also went over only part of the Stadium, as the other part of it is still partially frozen, standing water. The rest of the park has not been groomed and the trails are icy with ice covered puddles in the low spots.
*FYI- to get to the Snow Making Loop, park in the Stadium Parking Lot, depart the Stadium on Margaux's, ski around and go through the lower tunnel, go straight up the hill by the Biathlon Range, turn right and ski across the upper range, follow the trail back to the Lekisch Tunnel and back to the Stadium.
It's damage control day on the trails with a few downed trees to take care of . Tom says the trails are 90% ice, 5% dirt and 5% snow and rocks. The Gasline is skiable with a thin layer of shaved ice on top of ice. He has "scarfed" the surface of the trails in hopes of getting a bond the next time it snows...which is in the forecast for tomorrow:)
No grooming today as the trails have yet to freeze completely. The bad news is the trails at Eagle River H.S. and Yosemite Dr. have almost nothing left. The good news is that the Coyote Trails at Mirror Lake Middle School still have some coverage and once we get more snow, they will have some potential. However, the stadium at MLMS, is toast. The really good news is that there is still enough to work with at Beach Lake on the Chalet side of the road. There is some standing water in the low spots and some serious overflow in places. Once everything freezes up, Bill should be able to grind most of it into a skiable surface. The Christy Loop is in poor condition due to wind exposure and rain, and the CHS Stadium has turned to clear ice.
"UWAX is Back" Kincaid weather hotline is back online 248-UWAX (248-8929) will give Time, Temp in F, Wind direction, wind speed & humidity. Listen closely, - Hal, the automated voice, is a bit hard to understand. Huge thank you to Karl Volz for making that happen.