Date of activity: September 14, 2010
Condition of trail(s): Dry
Trail Ambassador Name: Don Hazuka
Town: Westbrook / Deep River
Location: Cockaponset SF / Weber Woods
Work accomplished: Today I again parked in the west lot off 145 (empty except for me) to tend to the remaining couple of trees across the trails that I had been granted permission to work on- one on the blue and one on the white; the trees were located on sections of the trails (both old logging roads) that are very fast with good visibility from both directions; the plan was to cut an optional line off center in each so that riders who would prefer to keep cranking along could skip the up and over; in the first case when I removed about a two foot section, the weight of the remaining length in the woods caused the trail section to rise up a bit. I grabbed a couple of appropriate stones and wedged them under on either side, which provided stability and nice ramps.
Trail(s) worked: Blue and white
What was the time of day?: Late afternoon
Duration (hours): 1.0 hrs
Distance (miles): N/A
Encounters and Observations: Lots of squirrels dropping acorns everywhere and an alert DEP guy in the parking lot.