All posts by Jay Richards

Full Moon

December 12, 2008
Grooming under the moonlight, December Full moon 2007
Grooming under the moonlight, December Full moon 2007

Keep in mind there is usually a week or so before the full moon that can be counted on for good moonlight skiing. Some of the most interesting moonlight skiing is after the full moon date has passed and the moon has the best light around 4 or 5am. Skiing in moonlight then skiing into a sunrise is a great experience.

Moosejaw 2009

March 13, 2009toMarch 15, 2009

Moosejaw 2009: Clogging and Old Time Music Weekend

Once again the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers will be hosting MooseJaw. This
will be the 14th year of this popular dance and folk music weekend at Maplelag and the 26th running of Moosejaw, featuring
Appalachian Clogging, as well as instruction in Square, Contra, and Couples
Dancing . “Old Tyme” musicians provide live music for toe tapping excitement.

There are workshops to teach the basics to beginners as well as advanced
classes for the more experienced dancer. Then, try out your newly acquired
skills at the dances on both Friday and Saturday nights, with guest bands
playing until the wee hours of the morning. And, if you still have the
energy, you may sit in on one of the jam sessions or just listen to tunes
played by fiddlers and banjo pickers who never seem to sleep; drinking
coffee and eating cookies from Maplelag’s bottomless cookie jars while
watching the sunrise with bleary eyes and a satisfied soul.

Bring your dancing shoes, cross-country skis, instruments and lots of
enthusiasm. Plan to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, dance all
night and just plain have fun! For more information visit

Wild Goose Chase Cloggers
web site

Trail Report

Rain showers moving up from the south this morning, keeping the woods damp and wet. A little drying on Thursday but trail work on hold today with the rain. Looks like a big change in the weather over the weekend with a big time cold front on tap with some snow showers possible. Still early in the year to have accumulating snowfall that will stay but we are definitely getting closer and always exciting to see snow in the forecast.