Wintery weather in place! Light snow flurries off and on the past 24 hours resulting in just under 3″ of fluffy snow. Thursday morning temperature checking in at 15 degrees. Temps well below freezing the past 5 days have set up ice on the ponds, sloughs and smaller lakes. We packed out a short loop including Suicide hill but the trails are closed until more snow and because of deer hunting until Monday. Snow depth on the trails ranges from 2-3″ of fluffy snow. We did not receive any snow from the storm on Monday.
A mostly dry October was great for working in the woods, fine tuning the trails including clearing leaves off the trail. We have made good progress on the leaf clearing and will continue right up until the snow flies for real! We try to clear 20-25 km of trail so we can be skiing on these trails with minimal snowfall.
We hit our peak of fall color around September 23rd, enjoyed a beautiful few weeks of autumn scenes but now with wind and freezing nights, most of the leaves have come down. This year was one of the quicker transitions of fall color we can remember.
Has been a great autumn for our fall tree planting project where we plant potted and tube trees. In the spring we planted over 5000 seedlings. We have been planting for over 40 years with over 100,000 trees planted on the Maplelag property.
The sunrises and sunsets this time of year are some of the best of the year and we have been treated with some great scenes this fall so far.
The mountain bike trail is now closed for the season until further notice. (click here for latest mountain bike trail report) No horses and motorized equipment equipment allowed. Thanks!