Snow Fleas (Springtails)

Snow fleas (springtails) are so called because they are observed jumping about on the surface of snow on a warm winter day, often near trees. Adults are 1–2 mm long and their dark color makes them appear as specks that have been compared ashes scattered on the snow.

The snow flea is able to […]

A Ruffed Grouse’s Kieppe

Ruffed grouse require a specific combination of habitats to survive. They live in mature deciduous forests that include nearby stands of poplars or birches. During most of the year, they eat the buds and twigs of these trees. They roost in coniferous trees when they’re available, but they also roost in large deciduous trees.

In […]

Snow Walkers Rendezvous 2017

Snow Walkers Rendezvous 2017

Hulbert Outdoor Center ~ Fairlee, Vermont

Friday, November 10 – 5:30pm – 9:30pm Saturday, November 11 – 8:45am- 9:00pm

November 12 ~ Sunday Morning Workshops 8:30 to 11:30

For program details: www.wildernesstravel ers.org

To register on-line: http://webreserv.com/ wildernesstravellers

Questions? Wendy Scott, dwscott23@gmail.com […]

Chionophile

A Chionophile is any organism that can thrive in cold, snowy winter conditions. But it can also be used to describe a person who loves cold wintry weather – (“a snow lover”).

Ötzi the Iceman and the Ten Essentials

On September 19, 1991, in the mountains between Austria and Italy, hikers stumbled upon the corpse of a 5,300 year-old man eroding out of a glacier. Dubbed “Ötzi” this perfectly preserved iceman is the oldest human ever found. The Iceman stood about 5’5″ tall, and weighed about 134 lbs. He was in his mid-40s, and […]

Peaked Mountain

Peaked Mountain, (Latitude: N 43° 43′ 42.74″ Longitude: W 74° 08′ 58.70″) elevation 2919 feet, is a modest sized mountain located north-west of Thirteenth Lake. It is very steep sided which affords great views of the surrounding forest, lakes, and mountains, including the high peaks. The trailhead is at the parking lot for public […]