Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TA Report: Rocky Neck SP

What most trails look like!!
Nice and Dry!!

Date of Activity: 3/8/2011
Location: Rocky Neck
Condition of Trail(s): not much Snow, Ice, or even that much Mud!! But, there is SOME areas, so ride on, but do it with care!
Observations:  Got to the upper parking lot and there was a bunch of mud puddles and being it was later in the afternoon I guessed the frost melt added to all the rain from the day before would have softened the top surface. So instead of hauling out the bike I decided to hike and see what's going on in the park. Big mistake! I kept figuring I'd run into mud and slop with all the weather added to the last of the ice/snow melt...? but,... NOT!!  I guess the high winds and such did their thing because the trails were pretty much dry. Sure there were a few spots here and there with some light "grease" but they were few and far between and rather small, little sections, nothing more than a few feet long. Obviously the rivers and streams are flowing rather heavy. And I did find that in the one spot that is always the last to dry out was an actual pond on one side and snowy slop on the other.

The one real Wet Spot!!
Pond on one side ...............                      ............ Snow on other

But all in all the place is rather dry and rideable!!
And, until the April First we can ride on the south side of the Train Tracks!!

Inshort, Stay away from the upper fields, the single track down hill from the upper field to the lower (shipyard) field that parallels Rte 156 and keep clear of the fields along the Pavilion Road... everything else is a go!!

Trail Ambassador Name: Thom Lamourine

Trail Ambassador Email: thom1{at}ectrr[dot]com
Town: East Lyme
Trail(s) Ridden: mix
How did you use the trail: hiking
What was the time of day: mid morning
Duration (Hours): 2
Distance (Miles): 3 1/4ish

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