Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wet Trails

I didn't go out on the mountain this weekend. With all the snow (and more right now) I don't like to go on the soggy trails. Green Mountain has very thin soils so any knobby tires or boots deepen the trails. When the trails get rutted, then people braid them trying to find a dry path. The wider trails allow invasive plants to move in--things like knapweed--so that's why i try to keep the trails narrow.  It's better to visit a place like Roxborough Park on weekends like this. There the gravelly soil drains better. It'll be dry on Green Mountain soon. Maybe!

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