A nice weekend in the woods, ending with snow Sunday afternoon! Has been a snowy second half of the month, mostly light dustings of accumulations outside the snow event on April 13th that saw 4-5″ of snow fall.
Despite the cooler weather, warm days have slowly brought the forest floor to life. Hepatica flowers exploding on the forest floor days it has been warmer and sunnier. Many sights and sounds of birds and waterfowl in one of the most active times of year for wildlife.
The snow event on April 13th resulted in 4-5″. The amount of snow combined with the cold temps was enough to sneak in a April groom! Skiing after grooming was pretty awesome! What a treat to get in another ski. Snow in April is typical and hasn’t been many Aprils it hasn’t snowed!
Ice off the area lakes April 3rd. True to form, the loons returned. The lake is busy with waterfowl enjoying the solitude before summer lake activity.
We are starting to work on the trails, clearing deadfall and tuning the mountain bike trails. Mountain bike trails now open, weather permitting. This spring we will be planting trees and clearing on the trails along with regular forest management. The Maplelag trails are closed to horse travel and motorized vehicles.
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