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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The wheels of summer are rolling fast now. Prime-time warm weather fun is not just happening, it's expanding. Trail building is in progress at several sites throughout the Mad River Valley, including a brand new flow trail at Sugarbush with an old name, Turkey Tumble. 

As the bullwheel turns ...
As the bullwheel turns ...

The new Turkey Tumble is excavator-built, with final sculpting from the Sugarbush trail crew. The trail starts near the top of Eden and will finish near the take-off for the zip-line. A couple sections are currently open and we expect to drop the rope on more of it over the weekend, as the new work settles and dries.  

The new Turkey Tumble trail is partly open!
The new Turkey Tumble trail is partly open! More this weekend?

The man behind the machine, Sean Flynn.
The man behind the machine, Sean Flynn.

Sean Flynn's deft touch at the controls of the excavator (and groomer in the winter) have helped provide fun for bikers and hikers at Sugarbush and all over the Valley. When he is not working at the mountain, he often volunteers to build for the Mad River Riders, too. Next time you rail a local berm or huck a table-top, give a little shout-out to Sean.  

Some more of Sean's work in Old Center Fayston.
Some more of Sean's recent work in Old Center Fayston. 

The new Blueberry Lake Field Loop opens Saturday!
The new Blueberry Lake Field Loop opens Saturday! 

This Saturday, July 19th, the Mad River Riders are excited to unveil the new Blueberry Lake Field Loop, their mellowest trail yet, complete with expansive views and fun easy features. Thank you to the USFS, Sustainable Trailworks, the Mad River Valley Chamber and many more supporters for making this development possible.

More from the Blueberry Lake Field Loop.
More from the Blueberry Lake Field Loop.

Sugarbush Adventure Campers having fun.
Sugarbush Adventure Campers having fun.

Building forts and riding trails at Sugarbush Adventure Camp.
Building forts and riding trails at Sugarbush Adventure Camp.

A nice slice of Castlerock.
A nice slice of Castlerock.

The flower show continues.
The flower show continues.

An anti-frown crown.
An anti-frown crown.

Local colors.
Local color.

Barely a bear. A young cub in the woods near Coffee Run.
Barely bear. A young cub in the woods near Coffee Run.

A little Green Mountain Time at the Sugarbush Golf Club.
A little Green Mountain Time at the Sugarbush Golf Club. 

Camel's Hump evening.
Camel's Hump evening.

We have another stretch of near-perfect weather forecast for the weekend and beyond. Everything that we love about summer is in full swing now ... better be here!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange
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