Warm and dry weather in place after a wet September. Driest it has been all summer/fall with summer like temps. Leaves coming down big time last week after the peak of fall color the end of September. There are still a few pockets of fall color in the woods and the oak trees are providing some nice color as we enjoy one of the most gorgeous times of the year in the woods and on the trails. Trails are looking great for the Pumpkin Run on Saturday. We have been mowing on the ski trails and clearing deadfall and also making great progress on the new singletrack by twin lakes ski trails. Hoping to complete the main loop of new Twin Lakes singletrack by end of this week.
The trails are open for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running throughout the fall until the snow flies. The next event on the trails will be the Pumpkin Run. The trails are closed to horses and motorized use. There is no charge to use the trails. 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. We also have a new mountain bike trail near twin lakes. Follow the twin lakes ski trail and look for the mountain bike trail signs. The trail is a work in progress but folks are welcome to ride to the end and back or take ski trail back. Currently the trail is about 2 miles and takes 15-25 minutes to complete one way. 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!