GROOMED: Starlight, Cabin and Caboose Lanes, Spring Hill, All of Essex Rd, Kendi’s Crossing, Pileated, Towering Pines, Highline, Essex Creek, Lower Dickey Loop, River Trail, River Loop
GROOMED: Starlight, Cabin and Caboose Lanes, Spring Hill, Essex Rd to Kendi’s, Kendi’s Crossing, Pileated, Towering Pines, Highline, Essex Creek, Lower Dickey Loop
6:15am – I finally got to hoot at the Snow Moon this morning! It is mostly clear at this early hour and the moon is shining bright. The temperature is currently 24 degrees. The groomer is reporting excellent results thus far and plans to groomgroomgroom. We are forcast for a high of 39 degrees and 60% chance of precipitation. We did reach our highs yesterday (42 is what I saw) and magically the trails remained in fabulously fun skiing condition.
GROOMED: Starlight, Cabin and Caboose Lanes, Spring Hill
UP NEXT: The Complex (the loops along Essex Creek) followed by the River
Did you know that river otters are active in the winter? They don’t hibernate. Spring to Fall, they are a generally nocturnal creatures but in the winter they become active during the day. They tend to be in very small groups or solitary during the winter due to it being harder to get food. They stay warm because of their guard hairs. The guard hairs are hollow and have scales (similar to snake scales) and these guard hairs keep the densely packed, finer underfur dry. Maybe you will peep an otter in Essex Creek?