Tag Archives: Snow

A Closer Look at Snow Fleas

By Hope Rogers, Trail Walker Contributor On a bright winter day, have you ever noticed what look like specks of dark soot in the snow, especially at the base of trees? And then, upon closer inspection, the “specks” are crawling … Continue reading

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Where There’s a Hearth, There’s Mirth

By Gary Willick, Fulfillment Specialist As an adult, I discovered that most of the people I had known in my hometown of Teaneck, NJ, had moved away; I myself had moved to Closter, NJ. When visiting my parents and the … Continue reading

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How Muddy Are Your Trails?

By Erik Mickelson, Field Manager Can you predict how muddy your favorite trails will be this spring? In a way, yes. The Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) can be useful as a gauge for estimating the water from snow melt onto trails, since snow … Continue reading

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To Ski or Not to Ski

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator Although Nordic skiing often tops those charts that rate calorie-burning activities, I find that a little hard to believe–does anyone ever feel as out of breath on skis as when running? Maybe it … Continue reading

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