Wednesday, October 7, 2009

TA Report River Highlands State Park

Date of Activity: October 7, 2009

Trail Ambassador Names: Glenn Vernes
Trail Ambassador Email: glennvernes33athotmaildotcom
Town: Middletown
Location: Wadsworth Falls State Park
Trail(s) Green, white, red yellow, various unmarked. .
How did you use the trail?: Mountain Bike
What was the time of day?: Late afternoon
Duration (Hours): 1.5

Distance (Miles): 8ish

Condition of Trail(s): Many new blowdowns, new erosion on steep areas.

Observations: Began with a quick 45 min warmup for a cyclocross training race. The race was canceled, so I went back for another 45 min. The trails were dry, but high winds left a lot of blowdawns, many too large to remove with hand tools. Three large trees down on the Laurel Brook (yellow) trail.

Although the trails are in good condition overall, some of the eroded areas are starting to get more eroded, with rocks and roots becoming more exposed.

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