Saturday, October 26, 2013

West Rock Ridge SP

Date: Oct. 20, 2013
Report Type: TM Report:
Trail Name: West Rock Ridge SP
Town: Hamden
Trail Conditions: Drier than Dry
Observations/Information: I hiked the trails (White and Red north of Lake Wintergreen) as a way of seeing what work needed to be done. Along the way, I took care of minor overgrowth, particularly the fast-growing birch trees. Downed trees from Irene and Sandy are aging along the trails, but the trails themselves are clear and rideable. Where the Yellow Trail meets Mountain Road, someone has piled logs on the official ending to the trail, as approved by the state, leaving open the eroded original trail. I have had an ongoing war with an anonymous person where three times I have blocked off an illegal fall line trail that comes off the ridge and meets Yellow, only to have those logs used to block off the correct ending to the Yellow Trail. I gave up blocking off that illegal trail, but someone keeps putting logs on the Yellow Trail, which is state authorized. I also reblazed part of the White Trail along Lake Wintergreen, covering up the initials that someone wrote on the blazes. The picture shows the canal along the Red Trail near Mountain Road. It's not a trail; its the canal that should have water in it, but it is so dry it does not.
Trail Ambassador Name: Tom Ebersold
Trail Ambassador E-mail: bikehikekayak123 [at] sbcglobal [dot
How did you use the trail? MT Biking

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