Check in here for trail conditions and occasional observations of plants and animals.
Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-throated Sparrows and Garter Snakes are all visable now! Trails are drying out quickly, still have a few mushy areas.
In areas, the trail is squishy under the snow, and muddy. Woodchucks are out of hibernation. Today I saw 5 Bald Eagles over Hussong Marsh and a single Sandhill Crane walking through. In the fresh wet snow, I saw skunk, fox, and raccoon tracks.
Please be careful walking on the trails as the ground melts. Muddy areas and standing water in some places. Raccoon tracks all over, and birds are busy starting their spring singing!
Trail is not groomed, but the dusting of snow earlier has made the trail usable for skiing. As temps warm up there may be a few bare spots. Animal tracks everywhere!
Ski trail and snow conditions are poor. There are a few bare spots and the groomed trail is non-existent. Leaves and twigs have fallen on trail—-sticks to ski wax.
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.
Trail conditions are poor. More snow is needed to cover bare areas.
Pileated woodpeckers (a pair) spotted on Hussong Trail.
Ski trail conditions are poor.
Trails are groomed for skiing, but in fair condition. Lots of leaves and twigs in groomed tracks.
Trail is frozen, but still walkable. I saw a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers, and two Brown Creepers along with the turkeys and the deer.