After a warm start to the weekend, Sunday cooling off and more seasonable temps in place. The ice is off the lakes and have been busy with waterfowl. The trumpeter swans are happy to see the open water and excited to tell everyone about it! Waterfowl is flying all over the place as well as other migratory birds. Few trees starting to bud and grass starting to green on some of the ski trails.
The mountain bike trails are open and riding has been fantastic for early season. There is no mud or low spots with water like other years. The recent rains have actually improved the conditions. The dry fall combined with warm temps, and snow cover preventing frost from going very deep allowing for the early opening of mountain bike trails.
March 23rd Trail Report Photos
Top of Suicide Hill. Free of snow for first time since November 18th!
Green grass already starting to appear on Suicide! We will begin mowing as soon as it is long, keeping it in best condition possible for the early snows!
Twin lakes free of ice. Bullhead and Island also free of ice. Little Sugarbush remains 95% covered
The trees around the lodge and cabins have hit their peak. It has been a fantastic season of fall color. Combined with the incredible late September weather, one of the best times of the year to be in the woods. We can’t recall a September that has been as tranquil, weather wise, as this one. Won’t be long until things change…FAST! The trails in the woods still have some days until they hit their peak.
The ski trails are in excellent conditions and looking great for the winter. We flagged a new loop for the snowshoe trail and it is now cleared and ready for snow! All the trails that can be accessed for mowing have been mowed and we will continue to touch up until the snow starts flying! We have also been cutting trees cleared from the ski trail and splitting for the old sauna and warming house. The mountain bike course is riding nicely and in great shape. Latest bike trail report.
Rain on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday totaling around 1.5″. Rain good for the pine seedlings and giving the grass a drink. The leaves are really starting to change and some trees have already hit their peak of fall color. We are around 38% of trees hitting the peak. One of the most beautiful times of the year at Maplelag.
Great conditions to be in the woods. We flagged a new loop for the snowshoe trail and will begin clearing it for the winter. The ski trails are in excellent condition. All the trails that can be accessed for mowing have been mowed and we will continue to touch up until the snow starts flying! We have also been cutting trees cleared from the ski trail and splitting for the old sauna and warming house. The mountain bike course is riding nicely and in great shape. Latest bike trail report.
A wet start to the week with over an inch of rain on Monday and light showers on Tuesday morning. The woods have exploded big time as far as greening and the leaves coming out. Lot of new wild plants and flowers coming to life. Cooler temps middle of the week last week slowing things down a bit but beautiful time in the woods. The mountain bike course is riding nicely and in good shape. Latest bike trail report. Spring is in full swing with wildlife quite active and birds filling the forest with chirps and calls.