For those inclined to head out to hiking trails in the next two months, the best is yet to come. September and October unquestionably offer the very best hiking conditions of the year: distant mountains in sharp relief under bright cobalt blue skies, lower humidity, few mosquitoes, no blackflies or deer flies, warm afternoons, cool mornings and evenings and spectacular autumn foliage colors.
On August 4, the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law. That action crowns the efforts Land and Water Conservation Fund advocates, including the Forest Society, have been making over the last decade to fully fund the LWCF.
The parking lot at Mt. Major will be temporarily closed after Labor Day for about four weeks as the Forest Society improves the visitor experience by repairing drainage and erosion problems at the base of the Main (Blue) Trail.