Friday, July 13, 2012

West Rock Ridge SP

Date: July 13, 2012
Report Type: TM Report:
Trail Name: West Rock Ridge SP
Town: Hamden
Trail Conditions: Dry as a bone
Observations/Information: With the lack of rain, the trails are high and dry. The canal along the Red Trail is a mud puddle. There is a seasonal watercourse that crosses the White Trail, one quarter mile south of its northern junction with the Red Trail. I use that as a marker for moisture in the park. Normally, it runs most of the year. That was dry, too. I reblazed the White Trail from the northern junction with Red to a washed out section about half a mile south of that point. I cut through the woods and headed north on the Red Trail, blazing Red up to the southern section of Mountain Road. There are three places along the Red Trail that have trees across the trail, two at ground level, and one at a 45 degree angle across the trail. I cut one of the three trees in one place to make access a bit easier. I reported this problem today to the state. Hopefully, they can get someone out there soon. On a positive note, I found little trash along the trails.
Trail Ambassador Name: Tom Ebersold

Trail Ambassador E-mail: bikehikekayak123 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
How did you use the trail? Hiking/Walking
Trails Ridden: Red and White
Time of day: Afternoon
Time/Duration (hours): 3
Approximate Distance (Miles): 1 mile
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1 comment:

Hiker Tom said...

I received an email from the park office at Sleeping Giant (which oversees West Rock). They cleared the trees on the Red Trail.
Be sure to wear bug spray at West Rock. The mosquitos are flying in squadrons.