Hard frost last night leaving the grounds and roofs solid white. Up and down Spring weather continues with a dusting of snow yesterday morning. Beautiful conditions this morning which should lead in to warmer temps today before we cool down again with chances of precipitation. Has been slow to green in the woods but slowly the trees are budding and other forest flora trying to emerge from the forest floor. With ice off of Little Sugarbush, the waters are alive with many types of waterfowl, including ducks, geese, trumpeter swans and a group of cormorants and pelicans dropping in last night. We have been working on the mountain bike singletrack and hope to have the entire course cleared this week. We have been riding on the course and riding has been good. We will sign the trail aftter we blow out the course and have the trail officially open.
A mixed bag of weather the end of the week. Temperature reaching lower 80’s on Thursday then cooling down to the lower 50’s Thursday night. Friday morning low at 45 degrees and falling temps during the day. Currently at 5pm Friday afternoon it is 36 degrees and a mix of rain/snow!! We started working on the trails used for the Laddies Loppet mountain bike course including mowing the ski trails and blowing off leaves on the singletrack. Riding the end of this week was pretty good. A few low/soft spots and a couple areas of water but the full loop is rideable and good shape for end of April. We hope to have the entire trail cleared by next week along with signage posted so we can open the trail for riding. We will also resume work on the new singletrack we are building over by the western ski trails in the month of May and plan to have a few trail days, allowing anyone who wants to spend some time in the woods clearing and building trail. More information will be posted on this page.
Warm temps and gusty winds this week has pretty much melted all of the snow that was on the trails. A few patches here and there of ice/snow but otherwise the trails are drying up nicely. Even though the surface is “dry” the water tables are at record levels with area ponds and sloughs high with water. The southern exposed sections of singletrack have dried out and rideable but the rest of the trails need a week or less of drying before we can open the mountain bike course for riding. We will start working on the trail next week, weather permitting, and should have the trails open possibly next weekend. Not much signs Spring in the woods but a few more days we should start to see some green.
Updated photo albums on the wedding photo album page.