Thursday, May 27, 2010

National Trails Day: Cockaponset State Forest

1. 8:00 am - The red trail reroute (along south end of Pattaconk Lake by the main driveway) needs about 15 feet of benching cut. Please bring any shovels, mattocks, rouge hoes or McLeods. Mosquito repellent, liter of water and gloves are recommended.

2. Once this project is complete, we will join the CFPA and friends on the orange trail for a variety of projects as needed. We may ride if the weather holds out after lunch. - See the official CFPA description below.

Trail Maintenance. Saturday, June 5. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cockaponset State Forest/Orange-Blazed Trail. Join this group effort for an annual trail maintenance session. Rob Butterworth and Melissa Evarts will guide trail rerouting, reblazing, water bar building, brush clearing, and possibly bridge work projects. No experience necessary; tools will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Park at the sand pit on Jericho Road (take Route 9 to Exit 8 and follow Trails Day signs to parking). Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts (provided by CFPA). After the trail work, all are invited to a cookout (provided by LCRVHC). Please bring a salad, desert, or beverage to share. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate
footwear–don’t forget work gloves, water, a snack, and bug spray.

Sponsored by Bridal Path Conservancy; Connecticut Forest & Park Association; Lower Connecticut River Valley Horse Club; and Salmon River County Riders. Heavy rain postpones to June 6, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration is RECOMMENDED. Questions and to register: contact Rob
Butterworth, (860) 345-8029,

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