Trail Conditions: Frozen (with some not so frozen and icy patches)
Observations/Information: I took what I'm guessing will turn out to be my
last "winter" (frozen ground) ride for the season in the Naugatuck State Forest (West Block). Despite the cold of the past few days, there were a
few spots where the ground wasn't frozen (and required a walk). And the
trail up from the northeast side of Res 2 still had an active watercourse
circa the power line crossing. Good thing I was wearing armor: I thought I
had a clear line around some ice on the trail down the east side of Res 1,
but managed to pick up the ice, and down I went, directly onto my right
knee. (Hey, I'm a klutz. Hence the armor.)
Minor TM performed (branch-trimming, dragged a small pine off trail). A
couple of very ugly widow-makers hanging by Res 1 (one by the bridge, one
just up hill). There's still a tree across the fire road on the west side
of Res 2.
Ample evidence of dirt bike activity during the mud. And someone built an
odd little teepee just below Res 4 (not sure why).
Given the warmup in the forecast, I'm sure next up is mud.
Trail Ambassador Name: John Joy
Trail Ambassador E-mail: jmj [at] savagejoy [dot] com