Sunday, April 20, 2014

Upper Paugussett State Forest

Date: 4/20/2014
Report Type: TA Report
Trail Name: Upper Paugussett State Forest
Town: Newtown, CT
Trail Conditions: Mixed bag
Observations/Information: Again, the Poly Brody Forest road, from the Echo Valley Lot to the dog leg is still wet but there is no mud.

The Corduroy I improved last Sunday is riding well.  At the northern most stream crossing on the Gussy, however, I armored the east bank because it was getting really muddy.  It's a pretty good line, could use some more flatties but I was out of time.

Some soft condition issues are starting to arise here and there.  Lots of ruts in the wet spot because people are riding the easy line and not the harder one where isn't muddy.

There is a new foot rake section that actually made sense, too! Little did I realize until riding it the other way did I notice it line up perfectly with a rock that you could launch off of. It's at a weird angle so I don't know how much launch you are going to get.

Rode back up the trail and down the Yellow Trail. Fun but very unsustainable. There is also a really wet section that needs a serious reroute.

Took the white trail down to the Mulikin Trail and discovered that it's a quagmire. I would advise staying off of it.

Trail Ambassador Name: Mark Lurie
Trail Ambassador E-mail:
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Poly Brody, Upper Gussy, Reach Around, Yellow, White, Mulikin
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 2
Approximate Distance (Miles): 8

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