An unusually low pressure system created some fantastic storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Just under 3″ of rain in 12 hours. There was no wind or tornado activity despite favorable conditions. The trails will be wet for a day until they get a chance to dry up. Riding on the bike course has been great with folks hitting the trail pretty much daily. A few mud spots here and there from the recent rain. We have brushed out the lakeside drops and blown out the singletrack and conditions are excellent. The water tables are are at near record levels from the wet June. Deer flies coming out now in full force and mosquitoes starting to multiply but if you keep moving, all good and riding with the slightly cooler weather, the deer flies haven’t been as noticeable. We have been working on the trails including maintenance work on the singletrack and have been mowing on the ski trails, preparing them for winter and cutting trees from winds earlier this month. The ski trails are in great shape for this time of year.
The trails are open for mountain biking, hiking and trail running throughout the Summer. The trails are closed to horses and motorized use. There is no charge to use the trails and there are no services in the main lodge at this time with camp going on. If you do ride, all we ask is you clear and sticks etc. if you can. The mtb course starts near the Great Northern Cabin and is marked for beginners to advanced riders. Follow the white signs with black arrows. The singletrack sections are labeled easier or more difficult/advanced. The advanced loop is around 7.4 miles, taking 50min to 1.5 hrs to complete. Please park in the parking lot by the first freight house as you enter the Maplelag property. Enjoy!