Birds Hill Park, Sunday afternoon, -5° to -3°, sunny.
Bluestem, north Chickadee, Esker, Lime Kiln, Aspen.
The tracks were “solid icy” when we started at 1:00 and “soft icy” by the time we finished at 3:30.
Almost totally still clean — a few short areas of debris and a handful of places where dirt was showing.
Most of the track is still fairly well-formed … some washed-out sections, some deep ski-width sections.
Skin skis worked very well for grip.
It was definitely worth it to ski today.
BTW: The skate track on the Group Use Road appeared to be perfectly flat and free from footprints at the few places where the classic tracks cross it.