Trail Report

Pleasant weather to end the week. Temps in the 30’s Friday morning but brilliant sunshine and blue skies making for a lovely day.

Heavy rain Monday evening measuring to around 3″. Rainfall keeping the water tables and ponds and sloughs higher than average. Thankfully no major wind and just a few branches and a couple trees coming down with the wind.

The woods are very lush and green with the recent warm temps and precipitation. Vibrant with the first wildflowers and greenery sprouting from the forest floor. Leaves on the trees budding and beginning the process to come full circle. More birds migrating in and fun to see scarlet tanagers in the forest recently. We have been clearing on the trails and also planting trees for spring trail work.

Ice off Little Sugarbush lake on May 6th.

Mountain bike trails are now open, weather permitting. Click on the mountain bike report for latest conditions. Trails are closed to horses and motorized use.

Calm waters on Little Sugarbush lake, lake Maplelag is next to. May 31st, 2022.
Lush and green conditions on the mountain bike trail, May 30th, 2022.
Maple leaves (and the sweet smell) blooming in full force in recent days, May 26th, 2022.
Spring sunset on Little Sugarbush near the main lodge, May 25th, 2022.
Loons at sunset, May 25th, 2022.
Sap from a birch stump “turning” and providing interesting colors, May 22nd, 2022.
Fresh bloom along the ski trail, May 20th, 2022.
Spring sunset, May 18th, 2022.
Marsh marigolds blooming this week, May 18th, 2022.
Scene at Twin Lakes crossing, May 18th, 2022.
Scarlet tanager sighted multiple times yesterday, May 14th, 2022.
Bellwort flower exploding on the forest floor the past few days, May 14th, 2022.
Moss coming to life on the ski trails, May 12th, 2022.
High water at start of JibFly, May 10th, 2022.
Enjoying the fresh bloom, May 10th, 2022.
Last remains of a tree stump, May 11th, 2022.
Maple tree burl along Rootin Tootin trail, May 11th, 2022.
Seedling on the singletrack, May 10th, 2022.
Nature scene in the woods May 10th, 2022.
Moss along the freshly cleared mountain bike trail, May 10th, 2022.
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Tree planting this week, May 9th, 2022. Every year Maplelag plants from hundreds to thousands of trees with nearly a half million trees planted since the beginning.