Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Date of Activity: Feb. 6, 2011
Location: Pequonnock River Valley, Trumbull
Condition of Trails(s): Deep snow

Observations: There is a base of two feet along the trails and three feet next to it, so snowshoes are essential. People wearing just boots will find movement exhausting as they will punch a foot deep hole, even on a well packed trail. The Red and Yellow Trail had snowshoe tracks along it, but they were covered with a crusty new snow, so our group definitely had to do some trail breaking. The Blue Trail was fairly well packed down, so it did not require any extra effort, since we were wearing snowshoes. A few other people were out walking dogs. As we left the woods, one mountain biker was headed in, but she quickly turned around as the trail was impassable to a bike. Thanks to the work of NEMBA members, the blazes on Red and Yellow are an improvement over past conditions, but still are spotty in places, which can make it challenging to follow the trail. White and Blue have faded blazes, but are more traveled, so they are a bit easier to follow.  I would be happy to help out with blazing in warmer weather. An overview of today's adventure may be found at http://connect.garmin.com/activity/66999252. Thanks to the hard work of NEMBA President Mark Lurie and trails guru, Rich Coffey, there is actually a useable map available, which may be found at http://www.vizettes.com/ttc/trails/trailmaps/PequonnockValley-TrailMap.pdf.

Trail Ambassador Name: Tom Ebersold
Trail Ambassador Email:   bikehikekayak {at} sbcglobal {dot} net
Town: Trumbull
Trail(s) Walked: Red, Yellow, Blue, and a bit of white
How did you use the trail: Snowshoe
What was the time of day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duration (Hours): 4
Distance (Miles): 6

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