The lower loop is in rough shape after the last thaw-freeze cycle. The classic track is skiable, hard and fast. The snow on either side of it is rough frozen cat tracks where they tried to pack it, so there is little room to maneuver outside of the classic track and the skate skiing lane looks simply awful. Good classic skiers can get a 4.9 km loop in on the trail that has been track set. Skate skiers should look elsewhere for now.