Here's a peek at what things looked like at higher elevations today in northern Vermont. I messed around on the Bryant and World Cup trails on Bolton Valley's nordic system this afternoon. Yesterday's freak spring storm and today's bright sunshine made this a must-do exercise.
I'd say there was at least 14 inches in these shaded trails, which are located at about 2,100 feet. The snow was heavy, so what I did it was more like a snowshoe walk than a ski. But it was so nice being outside where I only heard the wind — and it was blowing, too!
One thing I had forgotten about late spring: the water bars are not frozen! So, I was stepping over several of them on Bryant. With sun and warm temperatures called for tomorrow, I think I wouldn't be able to step over with skis on tomorrow afternoon.
Also, there really isn't a base under the snow where I was. I would often hear my ski poles hit rock or the ground as I climbed.
On the ride back down the Bolton access road, I noted that the poplar trees seemed to be an especially gorgeous green color right now. It is spring, after all!
If you haven't made your last turns of the season, you can hike for them or head to Jay Peak for their final weekend!