It’s early November in Door County and it hasn’t yet gotten cold enough to freeze the ground.
Gun deer hunting season is still almost two weeks away. Sometimes, we’ll have a layer of tracking snow by the time the season opens , but usually not. Right now, I am using an old, torn, nylon spinnaker as a leaf hauling bag. I can rake a huge amount of leaves into the slippery old sail. Then, I can easily drag it out of the yard and down the ski trails, dumping the leaves wherever there are rocks to cover. Just a little snowfall over the leaves and any rocks that could not be extricated, will all but disappear.
I have also been brush cutting, manually, using a classic weed cutter. My little backyard trail system is starting to shape up. I have been working on these trails for several years, cutting firewood and refining the loops as I prepare for winter.
This Website is also part of my winter preparations. I plan to work on it throughout the fall as I wait for the snow. Throughout the winter we will post the latest weekly ski trail reports and I will start building a complete collection of Door County ski trail maps. You can expect to see a calendar of Door County Winter activities like festivals and candlelight ski events.
The recent windstorm dropped so many old trees that there is an abundance of fuel. It’s just a matter of cutting and hauling. So, this may be the first winter in a long time that I will have all of my winter wood cut and stacked by the furnace before the first snowfall. For now, I will publish this first post as my opening entry in the new SkiDoorCounty.com Website.