Trail Report Blog

Trail Report BlogCheck in here for trail conditions and occasional observations of plants and animals.

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spring

Trails are squishy in places, but walkable.   Look for standing water on the trail in the coming days.  Hermit Thrushes, Fox Sparrows, and Tree Swallows are back.  Staff have seen an otter swimming in the lagoon.

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ducks arriving

Trails are muddy and wet.  There is ice and some snow remaining, but it is melting fast.   Migratory waterfowl are starting to show up on our lagoon system.  There is still ice cover on parts of the lagoon.   Ring-necked Ducks, Red-breasted Mergansers, American Wigeons and more!

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Trails are open for walking/hiking!

Be aware of slushy and muddy areas.  There are still areas of snow and ice.

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good

Ski trail was groomed a few days ago.    Trail is in good condition, as of today.  There is little debris in the trail and no icy areas yet.    Fox and deer tracks are all over, birds are gearing up their voices for spring despite the temperature.  Today, Red-bellied and Hairy Woodpeckers were busy on the trees along with nuthatches and chickadees.

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trail not good

Ski trail is in very poor condition.  Groomed track is non-existent.   Frozen boot tracks and deer tracks make it difficult to ski, there are sticks and debris blown off the trees covering the trail.   Raccoon tracks are visible along with fox scat along the trail.

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robin

Trails are still in fair condition.  Leaves, twigs, and seeds stick to ski wax.  As I skied by, I flushed up an American Robin from under the boardwalk today.  White-tailed Deer are using the ski trail in the snow.

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fair condition

Ski trails are in fair condition.  They have been heavily used both by human and animal (mostly deer) traffic!

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Trails were groomed for skiing on Friday, January 31.

Trails are in fair condition.  They have been heavily used.

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good condition

Ski trails are in pretty good condition and were groomed this morning.

 

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poor conditions

Ski trails are in poor condition right now.

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