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A winter wonderland up high

There's snow to be found if you head for the mountains!

The snow made my skis very happy.

Moose tracks, bunny tracks and ski tracks. What a great combo!

I wanted to get myself into a winter wonderland today, and I found it up high in Bolton, Vermont's backcountry trails. While it looked more like November down on Routes 89 and 2, just a short drive up the Bolton Access Road it started to look a lot like winter!

I took my light backcountry skis for a tour on the backcountry trails. I was skiing between 2,150 feet and 2,690 feet or so. The trees were covered in snow and the snow was pretty deep under foot. Not deep enough to cover the unfrozen streams or the low growth such as the hobble bush, but enough for a mellow ski tour. 

I got a kick out of seeing a bunch of moose tracks, some rabbit tracks, and I even saw a vole run across the snow. The moose tracks were rather fresh in the snow. He sunk in six inches or so. I kept my eyes on the lookout for the ambling fellow, but he didn't show himself.

I got a great little workout while enjoying a winter wonderland. Check out my photos!

Saving the Bolton Backcountry

Learn more about saving the Bolton backcountry and Nordic land from development: <link http: initiatives bolton external-link-new-window land trust>

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