ok, here's the trip report! we were out ski patrolling yesterday. minnewaska also has a new ski patroller!
the park got walloped by some very fine snow. so fine and drifting, in fact, that they decided to wait until wednesday to finish the work. it seems OK for skating, but not so great for classical unless you don't mind semi-backcountry conditions. (it was a perfect blue wax day, though!) we ski'd out to Awosting and back (we were tired from shoveling out one house and looking forward to shoveling out my house after skiing...) so we didn't do the complete Castle Point loop, although we heard that the track vehicle was stuck somewhere on the other side of C.P. due to breakdown. So mind the equipment if you're coming down the other side!
when they finish tracking, conditions should be fantastic for the next weekend.