Wintry like weather this week. Temps in the lower 20’s Tuesday morning and white on the ground has it feeling like winter! Another measurable snowfall in October with an inch or so falling Monday evening. Total snowfall this month around 3″. Looks to be freezing at nights the next week or so which is great for helping set frost in the ground. An important element for preparing the trails for skiing. Few ponds starting to freeze over as a result of the colder weather.
We’ve had great weather for the month of October for trail work. The leaves have come down the trees and clearing them off the main trails in full force.
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.
October rainfall around 2″ so far. 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.
We hope you’ll join us on March 9-11, 2018 All Posts for our annual dance weekend with The Foghorn Stringband and Cajun Country Revival, and caller Caroline Oakley. Click here for registration.
The cloggers began hosting the Moosejaw dance and music weekend 30+ years ago to provide an opportunity to take workshops in old-time music, clogging, square and contra dancing, and other traditional dance forms from national and local musicians, teachers, and artists.
The weekend features evening dances on Friday and Saturday night, workshops during the day on Saturday and Sunday, and lots of jamming all day long. Other highlights include skiing, hot tubbing, a woodburning sauna, and four endless cookie jars.
Homemade midwestern-style food and lodging at the beautiful Maplelag resort are included in the registration cost. The weekend is open to dancers and musicians of any experience level.
Thursday night lodging available. No lodging available Sunday night.