Date: January 24, 2010
Location: Wadsworth Falls State Park
Condition of Trails: Bright sun and deep snow
Observations: I hit Wadsworth with the snowshoes on Monday. There was about 1 ½ feet of snow and the main trails were well packed out. You could hike the main trail with boots alone and even contemplate riding it. Bright sun reflected off the snow, requiring sunglasses. There were a large number of fallen limbs on the trials- brought down by the weight of snow. They were firmly enough anchored in the snow that any attempts to move them would result only in cursing and perspiration. I saw various sized canine and rodent tracks and a "deer superhighway"- a well-packed trail that had only deer tracks.
Wadsworth is due for another four to eight inches this week and conditions will be superb for the Middletown Madness activities on Sunday. A sunny day is expected, so bring your skis or snowshoes and come have some fun.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes
Trail Ambassador Email: glennvernes33athotmail.com
Trails Ridden: Yellow, red, orange, blue, black, unmarked
How Did You Use The Trail? Snowshoe
Time of Day: Afternoon
Duration: 1.5 hours
Distance: About 4 miles.