Beautiful mid October weather. Dry conditions welcomed for trail work. Windy on Wednesday.
We have been clearing trails of deadfall and have begun blowing leaves off the main trails after continuous mowing during the summer. Having the trails free of leaves, especially at Maplelag with the thick leaf beds of maple leaves, allows the ground to freeze quicker and skiable conditions after the first snowfalls.
We are past our “peak” of fall color but still a few pockets of color in the woods and beautiful autumn scenes.
September rainfall recorded around 5″. A wet August as well with nearly 7″ of total rainfall during the month.
Trumpeter swans dominant presence with over 25 currently residing on Twin Lakes. Good trail to hike or bike to observe them.
Mountain bike trails
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Fall grooming on North Loup, October 17th, 2017.
Fall scene in skating rink area. Tamarack trees in their peak right now and a few aspen and oak trees still holding color. October 15th, 2017.
Fall grooming on Skaters Waltz, October 11th, 2017.
Fall grooming on Mother North Star, October 9th, 2017.
Fall grooming on North Loup, October 9th, 2017.
Golden tunnel on the mountain bike course. October 8th, 2017.
Fall scene in the Skinny Field, October 8th, 2017.
Fall scene at Twin Lakes crossing, October 6th, 2017.
Twin Lakes ski trail, October 6th, 2017.
Clearing deadfall on North Loup, October 5th, 2017.
Skaters Waltz extension, October 5th, 2017.
Clearing on Skaters!
Fall scene near the ice skating rink. The poplar trees near their peak, tamarack trees just starting to show signs of change.
Double green ski trail, October 4th, 2017.
Twin Lakes ski trail, September 29th, 2017.
First frost of the year on low lying area near Orange caboose, September 29th, 2017.
Maple tree near Brant cabin displaying brilliant fall color. September 29th, 2017.
First touch of frost of the year on low lying areas and roof tops. September 29th, 2017.
Little Sugarbush lake, September 28th, 2017.
Start of Loon Return ski trail, September 28th, 2017.
Clearing leaves off the Sukkerbusk ski trail. September 25th.
Start of Sukkerbusk ski trail, September 25th
View towards front of lodge, September 22nd.
JibFly ski ski trail September 22nd`
Sukkerbusk ski trail, September 20th, 2017.
First fall color near the cabooses, September 11th, 2017
Maplelag driveway, September 11th, 2017
Morning scene on Little Sugarbush, lake Maplelag is next to. September 11th, 2017
Start of Sukkerbusk ski trail. The woods still very much green with a splattering of fall color. September 12th, 2017
Late afternoon near the main grounds, September 12th, 2017.
Mountain biking on the ski trail. September 12th, 2017.
Few of the maple tops showing color, August 30th.
Tons of different mushrooms popping up throughout the forest this week after a mositure laden month
Tuesday night Time Trial riders
Mushroom and lichen explosion in the woods after all the rain this month
Wild flowers along the side of Mother North Star. The mowers have been busy keeping the trails mowed!
We didn't see the eclipse last week, just old man winter ready to bring lots of snow this winter!
Blowing off the singletrack on the Laddies Loppet mountain bike course.
Early signs of fall, August 15th, 2017.
Removing rocks and filling in low spots and improving drainage on Sukkerbusk. July 7th, 2017. Trail tuning will continue through the summer and fall until the snow flies.
Beautiful June day, June 26th, 2017.
Wild Iris near slough on Mother North Star
Mowing on Mother North Star, June 26th, 2017. The mowers have been running almost daily on the ski trails.
Gorgeous evening, June 26th, 2017.
Twin Lakes before an evening rain shower moved in. June 16th, 2017.
Yellow slippers in full force this year, scattered all over the forest floor. June 6th, 2017
Also a good crop of columbine flowers this year. June 6th, 2017
Clearing mountain bike trail, June 6th, 2017
Summer scene in the forest. June 4th, 2017.
Bear along JibFly ski trail, June 3rd, 2017.
Up into the tree!
Sunset over Little Sugarbush, June 2nd, 2017.
Various mushrooms popping up throughout the forest floor. May 30th, 2017.
View of Twin Lakes. May 28th, 2017.
Trumpeter swans on South Twin, May 28th, 2017. Swans more visible on smaller lakes now boat traffic has increased on larger lakes.
Mowing on the ski trails, May 24th, 2017.
Yellow slippers popping up this week in full force.
Bluejays frequent visitors at the feeders
Mowing on Suicide Hill May 24th, 2017
Trail running on the singletrack, May 24th, 2017
Lakeside, Twin Lakes
Pond near Rootin Tootin, May 22nd
Busy woodpecker on a old birch tree
Spring scene on a local pond, May 18th, 2017.
Scarlet Tanager making a short appearance on the Maplelag grounds, May 16th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside. May 16th, 2017. The foliage has exploded the past week!
Morning scene over Little Sugarbush
Marsh marigold flowers in full force this week
Water droplet after morning shower pushed through on tamarack bud
Skaters Waltz greening up
Spring scene over Kohlepp's pond
Getting ready for tree planting
Thanks Kira and friends for helping plant trees this week!
Norway pine seedling
Pines in the skinny field planted as seedlings 10 and 25 years ago growing nicely
Riders taking in the beautiful Sunday morning on the mountain bike course. April 30th, 2017.
Singletrack in great shape after drying out from snow earlier in the week. April 28th, 2017. Mountain bike trail open for riding.
April skiing! Skiing through the skinny field, April 27th, 2017.
Frozen pond, April 27th, 2017. Ducks were still nesting on the edge, riding out the cold weather.
Suicide Hill, April 27th, 2017.
Mother North Star ski trail with dusting of snow. April 26th, 2017.
Marsh marigolds on hold after wintry weather. April 26th, 2017.
Trail work on new mountain bike trail. April 24th, 2017.
Snow Sunday morning April 23rd, 2017 as seen from the Sap Run trail cam.
Ski trails starting to green up after rain over the weekend. April 19th, 2017.
Early spring flowers, April 13th, 2017.
With not much greening (still early in the spring) mossy areas sticking out nicely. April 13th, 2017.
After a windy few days during the ice out phase, calm conditions Monday night, April 10th, 2017. Official ice out date was April 8th this year.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, April 7th, 2017.
South end of Little Sugarbush still ice covered as of Friday noon, April 7th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack, April 7th, 2017. Mountain bike trails now open.
Mayflowers in April! April 7th, 2017