Well Gang, I was a little late getting out the door to the afternoon orienteering skills clinic, so I grabbed my camera and decided to check out the current trail conditions at Hyland Lake park. More specifically, I wanted to check out the trail conditions on the Trail Mix course. I didn't get around to the Lake or Hill Trails at the south end of the park, and I skipped the ski hill (the goat track leading up the back side looks like a mud slide right now), but I hiked the rest of the northern section.
In general: northfacing slopes and trails in the woods are still snow covered - I'd estimate that to be about 40% of the trail that I checked. About 5-10% of the trail is very runnable, but in short sections that are few and far between. Really short sections. Really few. Really far between. I'd estimate that 5% of the trail is currently under water, another 5% is deep, soft, shoe stealing mud, and the other 40% is mud of varying degrees of muddiness.
In other words - give it another week or so before venturing out on the Hyland trails.
One Mile No Walking
17 hours ago