|Vermont slickrock: No mud here.|
The rationale for the trail closures is two fold:
- Spring in Vermont is traditionally a wet time of year with lots of mud.
- Deer shelter at low elevations to avoid snowpack higher up on ridgelines, and activity in the woods would disturb the animals.
Oh well maybe an hour spent riding on closed trails makes me a bad person -- through tire tracks on the dusty trails suggested that I was not the first person to pass through on a bike.