April showers might bring May flowers, but in New Hampshire’s White Mountains they bring high spirits and muddy calves to the region’s trail runners. Affectionately referred to as “Mud Season”, this glorious time of year treats you to a beautiful range of pearly white snow, speckled granite, deep dark mud, heart warming green shoots, and a rainbow of buds and flowers. While you’re joyfully jumping in puddles and cruising down trails long concealed by snow it can be easy to overlook how fragile the trails are in this wet season. Fret not! There’s no need to forego your muddy stomping. By following a few simple guidelines you can minimize your impact on the trails and ensure they remain safe and enjoyable.
6 Tips for Smart Spring Trail Running