Dirt roads in Vermont can be tricky to navigate during mud season. As soon as the spring thaw arrives, these otherwise sturdy roads become a bit soft and rutty.
Mud season falls between late winter and early spring, and it’s sometimes called Vermont’s fifth season (there’s also stick season in late fall). I’ve only driven on a handful of dirt roads over the past couple of weeks, and most have been pretty easy to travel.
Sooner or later though, I’m sure I’ll come across one that is somewhat challenging. When this happens, I’ll take a deep breath and resist fighting the ruts. Eventually, they’ll take me where I want to go.