McCarthy Park Report

Reports

Excellent
yesterday (Tue. Feb. 18)
Damn fine grooming again today. – Denny
Good Good
yesterday (Tue. Feb. 18)
Tuesday: Trails groomed this morning. – Chris
Poor Poor
2 days ago (Mon. Feb. 17)
Rolled the trails Monday night, plan to get the groomer on them Tuesday evening. Sledding hill is rolled and the Snowshoe / Hiking trails are packed as well. It will be very soft until a round of grooming occurs.
– Paul P Roltgen
Good Fair
2 days ago (Mon. Feb. 17)
An addendum to my previous review from today. I now see that the groomers indicate that they DID groom since Friday's strong winds. So, maybe a trail or two just got missed as they had heavy snow pack that appeared to have been from drifting. Again, most of the trail system was in good to excellent condition even before the new snow.
– Birkie Boy
Good Fair
2 days ago (Mon. Feb. 17)
Even before the new snow fell today, McCarthy was in need of new grooming. It didn't appear to have been groomed since before the strong winds last Friday drifted over some trails to make them almost unskiable. Other trails (that apparently were out of the wind path) were in good condition. I would imagine they will re-groom after today's new snow.
– Birkie Boy
Good
3 days ago (Sun. Feb. 16)
Fair to good for classic. Trails must have gotten lots of use today, tracks were getting thin and leaves were piling up in spots. Skate deck was ok but a bit soft per Andrea.
– Denny Blum
Excellent Good
3 days ago (Sun. Feb. 16)
Groomed all of the trails this morning. Reset most of the classic tracks that were affected by drifting. Skied afterwards at 10. Skate deck a little soft in some places, but noticeably faster than yesterday. Overall excellent. Classic tracks overall in pretty good shape.
– A Leaf
Good Good
4 days ago (Sat. Feb. 15)
We skied around 2 pm on Saturday, Feb 15. Pretty good conditions. There are wind-blown leaves in the woods, and the stride track is blown fallen a few areas. but, great, fast snow (go skate!) and good flat skate deck.
– D&J
Excellent
4 days ago (Sat. Feb. 15)
Thank you Paul, Friends of McCarthy Park, MadNorski, and Dane Co. for some great skiing on the East side. Windy, but excellent overall conditions. A few areas of drifted snow on short E/W and other exposed places.
– David P.
Excellent
5 days ago (Fri. Feb. 14)
As good as the grooming was yesterday it was even better today. Perfection. Firm deep tracks, skate deck was firm and fast. Only saw 3 people out there mid to late afternoon. If only the temps would hold for a couple of weeks, it doesn't get any better than this.
– Denny
Excellent Excellent
5 days ago (Fri. Feb. 14)
Cold, but excellent skiing this morning. Start green was getting faster in the sun. Thanks to volunteer groomers for making McCarthy the east side gem.
– Finn
Excellent Excellent
6 days ago (Thu. Feb. 13)
Cleared up down tree, reset blown in tracks, packed snowshoe trails and groomed sleading hill. Park in excellent condition, plan is to re-groom again Saturday morning for the weekend. Excellent Conditions.
– Paul
Excellent
6 days ago (Thu. Feb. 13)
The question marks in my previous post were supposed to be hands clapping
– Denny
Excellent
6 days ago (Thu. Feb. 13)
3 cheers for the groomer, he was working on the trails when we got there about 1:15. -4 wind chill and he's sitting on an open snowmobile. That's dedication and much appreciated. ABR level grooming[?] [?] Tracks were drifting in from the wind in a few spots, but overall excellent conditions.
– Denny
Good
6 days ago (Thu. Feb. 13)
Thursday: Skate and classic track groomed. Expecting drifting.
– Chris
Excellent Excellent
8 days ago (Tue. Feb. 11)
Reset classic tracks tonight, took out the bad spots , excellent conditions all around.
– Paul
Excellent Excellent
8 days ago (Tue. Feb. 11)
Great grooming job here! Classic track has just a couple thin spots that you can easily navigate around.
– Jim B.
Excellent Excellent
9 days ago (Mon. Feb. 10)
Groomer Report: Groomed the skate deck tonight and the tracks are in good shape! Deck will setup nicely tonight.
– Brian