A return of warmer weather and dry conditions in place. The trails have dried out after off and on precipitation events the past few weeks and frost exiting from the ground. Cooler conditions with no bugs makes it one of the best times to work on the trails clearing deadfall, trail maintenance and tree planting.
Despite the generally cooler weather the month of April with multiple light snow events, select 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 mountain bike trails are open for riding. There are no services in the main lodge. Meal service and lodging closed at this time.
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 have been working 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.