Saturday, February 26, 2011

TA Report: Rocky Neck SP

Nice dry western facing ridge trails

Date of Activity: 2/26/2011
Location: Rocky Neck
Condition of Trail(s): Snow, ice, dry, actually not any real mud though!
Observations: ran out hoping that if I got there before it warmed up to much I could get a ride in. Found many areas covered in pure "Foot Print Ice", 

hiker prints turned to ice      

others with snow BUT!,.... any western facing areas are completely DRY. Lower and eastern facing areas, (swamp side) are pretty much unrideable as the foot traffic has not only roughed it up but the snow has completely turned to ice anywhere they have walked.. 

got studs?

If you are totally jones'in to ride, you can get some relief here, just ride with care as the ice patches seem to pop right out of no where!! If you got studs, have a ball!!
When I got there, I could ride the fields and float on top of the snow crust, within an hour or so when I went back I was sinking. So if you are going try to ride, head in early in the morning before things warm up!

Trail Ambassador Name: Thom Lamourine

Trail Ambassador Email: thom1{at}ectrr[dot]com
Town: east lyme
Trail(s) Ridden: western ridge line, beach
How did you use the trail: biking
What was the time of day: mid morning
Duration (Hours): 1 1/2
Distance (Miles): 3 1/2, maybe?

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