Friday, April 2, 2010

TM Report: Upper Paugussett State Forest

Katie L., CT NEMBA's youngest Trail Ambassador

Date of Activity: 4/2/2010
Condition of Trail: Some soft spots hear and there. The Wetspot is really wet.

Mark Lurie cutting bench

Rob G benching

Trail Ambassador Name: Mark Lurie
Email: eatsleepfish[at]gmail
Town: Newtown
Location: Upper Paugussett State Forest
Trail: Upper Gussy
What was the time of day? Morning
Hours: 4
Distance: 2 miles

Looking (west) down the new benched section

Encounters & Observations: Met a friend from work, Rob, and along with my daughter we set out to do a trail re-route by the third stream crossing (if heading north). Ironically, I had rerouted this section two years ago to take advantage of a rock garden only to find there was a low spot that was getting rutted out. The reroute goes up an incline that needed to be benched but then it drops down back to the trail again that hooks up to the rock garden. So now you get the best of both worlds and a new terrain feature, too!

Looking (east) up the incline - Before and After

Looking (east) up the incline - close up

Benched section (looking south)

The Magic Carpet Ride

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