Trail Report Blog

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

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Ski trails are in very poor condition, until more snow arrives!

Pileated Woodpeckers still around, along with chickadees and nuthatches, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers.

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poor

Trail conditions are poor.  More snow is needed to cover bare areas.

Pileated woodpeckers (a pair) spotted on Hussong Trail.

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melt

Ski trail conditions are poor.

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skiing open

Trails are groomed for skiing, but in fair condition. Lots of leaves and twigs in groomed tracks.

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frozen

Trail is frozen, but still walkable.  I saw a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers, and two Brown Creepers along with the turkeys and the deer.

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wet

Trails are slippery and muddy.  Pileated Woodpecker is still hanging around.  Boardwalks are very slippery—be careful.  There is wet mud and water on top of frozen ground in some areas.

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snowy day

Trails are snow covered and icy in spots.   A couple skiers went through, but trails are not groomed for skiing yet.  Walkers may use the trails until they are groomed.

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woodpecker

A Pileated Woodpecker was working over Hussong Marsh today!  She was making quite a racket.

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butterfly

monarch toad

 

A lone monarch flying around and a fat toad hopping along the trail today.  Mosquitoes are aggressive!  Song Sparrows, Killdeer, White-throated Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and American Redstarts still hanging around.

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fall colors

Check out the changing colors of the season on the trails!  Be prepared for mosquitoes, they are very plentiful!

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