Great ice skating conditions on Mendenhall Lake, Auke Lake and Twin Lakes today (2/3/19).
The hardpack at Eagle Beach was groomed extensively Friday night and Saturday by ranger Brad and volunteers. The Juneau Nordic Ski Team held practice there are reports decent skiing. The classic track is somewhat icy, but the skate lanes were smoothed and grooved. Sunny and gorgeous out there.
6 degrees F. Glide Wax=Start Green. Get it while it is fresh. Sedge will be back later in the day for a few more passes with the couteau.
Montana creek has been scraped and combed—firm, fast corduroy.
Not groomed as of 1:30. Skate was fairly good, mostly hard pack and a little slick until after the Montana Cr. bridge. Classic track looked good.
Conditions are fair for skate– some icy spots where grooming can only do so much. Classic track is poor and quite icy. There’s some ice blowing off the lake that’s causing some debris to fall on the trail.
I’ll begin grooming the campground about 9 am.