A great week on the trails. Pleasant temps and dry conditions. The trails are probably the driest they have been all summer considering the wet conditions earlier in the year. The deer flies are done completely and a few mosquitoes when stopping. The course is in great shape and looking good. We have been working on the bike trail course here and there, preparing it for the upcoming Laddies Loppet weekend. Folks have been hitting the trail pretty much daily and the riding has been great. A few mud spots here and there from the wet summer but otherwise the course is dry and hard. The water tables are are at near record levels from the wet June and July. We 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. A few areas of erosion from the hard rain but will repair in the Fall.
The trails are open for mountain biking, hiking and trail running throughout the Fall until the snow flies for real. 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. 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 40 min to 1.5 hrs to complete. Please park in the parking lot by the first freight house as you enter the Maplelag property. The other mowed ski trails are open for riding as well. Enjoy!