Cool weather this past week along with rain almost daily. Dry on Saturday. Total rainfall close to 6″ of the past 10 days. After a relatively dry July, recent rainfall has been welcomed. Overall has been a great summer with nice weather. We have been on the trails every day we can, mowing, cutting brush, clearing singletrack, building new trail and repairing trail.
The woods and forest is as lush as we have ever seen. Forest floor colored with different wild flowers throughout the spring and summer.
Waterfowl active as ever. Great to hear the loons calling at night! Trumpeter swans have moved to smaller lakes now that boat traffic has increased. Exhilarating bear encounter earlier this summer! Scroll down for photos.
Mountain bike trails are open. Park in far parking lot please.
More info and latest report on bike trail report page.
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