Sunday, June 9, 2013

Naugatuck State Forest

Date: 6/9/13
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: Naugatuck State Forest
Town: Oxford
Trail Conditions: Water damage

Observations/Information: Sunday AM I took a quick hike on a couple of trails above/east of the reservoirs. I hadn't been up there since pre-Sandy, and wanted to see how badly beaten up they were.

Answer: pretty badly, at least the ones I took. Route was trail east of Res 4, up to the fire road, down the fire road to the trail south to Res 2, and back up the west side of Res 3. Plenty of areas of standing water, which was not surprising given the heavy rain last week. Unfortunately, both of the north/south trails I took had substantial areas of washout, including sizeable sections where the trail was essentially an active watercourse.

Also: a new (since 4/21) blowdown across the trail leading up to the east side of Res 3. And the piney mess east of Res 3 is still a piney mess.

Next time over there, I hope to get to the more easterly trails (Beacon Falls), and north of Spruce Brook Road (Naugatuck).

Trail Ambassador Name: John Joy
Trail Ambassador E-mail: jmj [at] savagejoy [dot] com
How did you use the trail? Hiking/Walking
Trails Ridden: Just E & N of the reserviors
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 1.25 hours
Approximate Distance (Miles): 3.5 mi
Images/Photos: 1StandingWaterTrailEastOfRes4.jpg
2nd image: 2WashoutTrailEastOfRes4.jpg
3rd Image: 3WashoutTrailFromFireRdDownToRes2.jpg
4th Image:

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Quick correction: Should be "And the piney mess WEST of Res 3 is still a piney mess."