M U D Season!
Trails are accessible - mostly anyway (Yeah!) ...but still somewhat MUDDY and definitely fragile! We are all excited after a Mountain Winter to get back out and walk, enjoy the change of seasons and soak up the warm rays of sunshine. April - what a month of quick change in the weather - from snow to sun, to clear skies, dark clouds and wind followed by stillness...all comes in "the April package" with lots of mud to spare. ("Layer dressing" and preparedness are called upon).
Many people have discovered that the trails are indeed "good to go" - and are hiking early this spring. At the same time, we notice that some hikers are choosing "the path less traveled" and walk off trail. Living in the mountains comes with lots of outdoor fun, but also a BIG responsibility to preserve this fragile Alpine environment from "environmental damage" -
I encourage everyone to practice "good stewardship" and preserve the environment by staying on the trails, packing out plastic bottles and "energy bar wrappers" and leave the trails as beautiful as we all find them so that we all get to enjoy unspoiled nature for many seasons to come!
Happy Trails - Kerry