Sunday, September 13, 2009

TA Report: Wilton Woods

Date of Activity:09-13-09
Condition of Trails(s): Wet

Trail Ambassador Name: David Francefort
Trail Ambassador Email:
Town: Wilton
Location: Wilton Woods
Trail(s) Ridden: N/A
How did you use the trail?: Trail Maintenance
What was the time of day?: 7:30AM
Duration (Hours): 4
Distance (Miles): N/A

Observations: Wilton Conservation Commission approved a low wooden walkway for the blue trail, today I picked up the wood at one of their sheds located on a few miles from Wilton Woods, parked on a street that had an old yellow trail into the park cutting my walk in from 1/2 mile to about 500 feet, not bad considering I had 10 trips of wood to haul in. Brought it all in and began a simple walkway through a very muddy area.

You can see on the before pictures the extent of the mud, it never dries out as this area is the base of a ravine and gets run off all year round. All PT wood was use and as much of it as possible was kept of the ground. A large boulder was in the way so I made it part of the walkway to give a more natural feel. To finish, I will be coming back to transplant some firns and add some large choke stone to keep everyone in check and on the walkway.

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