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Trumpeter Swans on Bullhead Lake

Trumpeter swans on the edge of Bullhead lake.

Bullhead Lake has been home to groups of trumpeter swans throughout the Summer and Fall with as many as 20 swans on the lake at one time. The trumpeter swan was introduced in the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge (6 miles east of Maplelag) in 1987 and has been a major success story, considering only 70 swans existed worldwide in 1932, with a healthy population in this area.  Swans often land on Little Sugarbush, the lake Maplelag is next to, and are a treat to watch and listen to.  

Trail Report

Pretty much a perfect Fall day. A mix of sun and clouds, light winds and temps near 50. The rest of the Pumpkin Run course was cleared today and things are looking great.  Tomorrow we will mark the course and do any last minute fine tuning. Photos from today.

Trail photos from the Pumpkin Run course

Single Green trail. Part of Pumpkin Run.

Single Green trail. Part of Pumpkin Run.

Square Field

Square Field

Clearing a dead fall on Lucky's Loype.

Clearing a dead fall on Lucky's Loype.

Top of Suicide Hill on Lucky's Loype

Top of Suicide Hill on Lucky's Loype

Suicide Hill in great shape.

Suicide Hill in great shape.

Looking through the pines in the Square Field. Part of Pumpkin Run.

Looking through the pines in the Square Field. Part of Pumpkin Run.