Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pilot Knob State Park

There isn't enough snow left on the city ski trail to regroom or even to enjoy skiing thanks to last week's warm temperatures.  So I always enjoy skiing on the ice on the lake at Pilot Knob State Park.  The snow will last a lot longer on the ice and because of the the hills and trees that surround the lake.

Eric and I were out there last night touching up the skating portion of the loop.  The classical tracks are a week old but we decided to let those remain.  According to the snowmobile the loop is 1.5km long.  And it is one of the prettiest most wind protected places you'll find to ski in North Iowa.  It's only missing hills to ski on!

It can be accessed from the sledding hill parking lot.  Just head South on the other side of the small pond next to the warming shed. 

After Monday's melt down, we'll try to get out there again to regroom.  Enjoy!

Touched up skating lane/old classical tracks

Eric pulling the Ginzu

1 comment:

  1. We skied it today. The old classic tracks were a bit icy fast and were only good on the South side of the lake. However the regroomed skate lane was in very good shape!