Outdoor Trails: Late winter and current issues therefrom
I’ve been seeing early hatches of snow fleas here where I live and usually, they appear late winter and early spring. This coming week appears to be much warmer than usual and I expect the people with maple trees already tapped will be harvesting sap. I’m also seeing some of the local rivers starting to open up. We have less ice than normal this winter, so I expect an early ice-out this spring; and this also dictates that you be cautious on any moving water and especially low, swampy areas for the rest of the ice travel season. Indeed, official spring season starts in barely over two weeks from now.