Beautiful day to kick off Memorial day weekend. A chilly start with frost on the ground! Warming up nicely with brilliant sunshine.
Wildflowers have been popping out the past four weeks and the underbrush and new saplings exploding to life as well. Leaves are expanding daily and near full circle. Many sights and sounds of nature including the frogs, birds and waterfowl in one of the most active times of year for wildlife.
We have been working on the trails, clearing deadfall and tuning the mountain bike trails.This spring we are also planting trees and clearing on the trails along with regular forest management. Now with the grass growing strong, mowing on select ski trails has begun.
mountain bike trails are open for riding. There are no services in the main lodge. Meal service and lodging closed at this time. The Maplelag trails are closed to horse travel and motorized vehicles.
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.
Morning frost in the switchyard, May 28th, 2021.
Tamarack trees budding in the local sloughs, May 26th, 2021.
Loading logs! Clearing deadfall off the trails, May 26th, 2021.
Clearing on the mountain bike singletrack, May 26th, 2021.
Another Sugarbush sunset, May 26th, 2021.
Ferns popping up this week as seen along Bootleg singletrack, May 25th, 2021.
Beautiful morning scene across Bullhead lake, May 25th, 2021.
Trail tuning on the mountain bike singletrack, May 25th, 2021.
Yellow slippers blooming over the weekend, May 23rd, 2021.
Woods have really filled out the past few days as seen along the mountain bike trail on Twin Lakes, May 23rd, 2021.
Columbine flowers blooming this weekend, May 23rd, 2021.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, May 19th, 2021. Woods have really come to life the past few weeks with lush green scenes.
Maplelag “snow” tree active with bees the past few days, May 19th, 2021.
“Pig’s feet” wild flowers blooming on the ski trails, May 17th, 2021.
Another beautiful spring sunset over Suguarbush! May 16th, 2021.
Maple seedling coming to life, May 13th, 2021.
Marsh marigolds blooming in recent days, May 12th, 2021.
Beautiful evening on the mountain bike trail, May 11th, 2021. Forest floor starting to come to life!
Beautiful spring day hiking on the Twin Lakes singletrack, May 9th, 2021.
Golden top morning! Sunlight hitting the top of the trees on the west side of Little Sugarbush Lake, May 5th, 2021.
Creek scene along the “Bootleg” singletrack, May 2nd, 2021.
Maple leafs starting to pop out, May 2nd, 2021.
Moss covered rocks on the Bootleg creek, May 2nd, 2021.
Potted pines ready to be planted at Maplelag! April 30th, 2021. We will also be planting numerous seedlings as well.
Scene in the Ice skating rink, April 29th, 2021.
Moon set, April 29th, 2021.
Clearing large oak that fell recently from wind event, April 26th, 2021. Split wood to be used for the saunas and wood burning stoves at Maplelag.