Saturday, December 4, 2010

TA Report: Collis P Huntington State Park

Date:  12-4-2010

Great skinny opportunity on the Blue Trail

Trail Conditions:  Wet and Soft.  Huntington is still reeling from the nearly 3 inches of rain that was dumped on this part of the state last Wednesday.  Vernal pools are over flowing and there are many wet trails.

Spray painted blazes
Observations:  The Big Burn is really nice except for one section that is still flooded.  That new skinny on the Blue Trail was probably a result of the high winds from Wednesday's storm.  Wet and soft trails abound.  Some rattle canned blazed the single track that connects the Blue Trail with the Singletrack that goes into Newtown and did absolutely crappy job.

The torrential down pours also did a good job washing out some some of the carriage roads, like the Green Trail that is also known as Little Vomit.  Even coming down was pretty hairy.

Little Vomit
The new bridge on the blue trail is really nice.  Looks like it was built to hold up the Governor's Horse Guard.

Don't think the temperature go over freezing today unless you were in the sun.  Lots of frost heaves and frozen leaves made the trails a bit slippery.


Trail Ambassador:  Mark Lurie
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Town: Bethel/Redding
Location: Collis P Huntington State Park
Trail(s) Ridden: Big Burn, Blue Trail, Green Trail (Little Vomit), Red Trail, White Trail, South Pond Singletrack
How did you use the trail: biking
Duration (Hours):1.5 hours
Distance (Miles): 8

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