Friday, August 29, 2014

Quillinan Reservoir

Date: 8/29/2014
Report Type: TA Report
Trail Name: Quillinan Reservoir
Town: Seymour/Ansonia
Trail Conditions: ST=great; fire roads=usual state forest mixed bag

Observations/Information: Since we're going to be doing work over there in a few weeks, I did a little exploring over in Quillinan. In at the signpost at the Rimmon Road lot, down just past the double logover and left up the hill, stopping now and again to clear a branch. Ended up finding a piece of singletrack just before a culvert starting to wash out, hung a right and headed down that to come out by the reservoir.

Not sure why, but the fire road down by the reservoir parking area has a ton of brush across it.

Went back, right up the interminable hill (walked it cuz lazy), and somewhere up top found a tree across.

Eventually made it to the trails up top that dance along the property line. Some seriously neat stuff there. Pretty tricky in some places - a couple times I had to stop out of sheer sensory overload with the lots-o-rocks. (I also walked it over that rocky cliffside section.)

Anyway, rode the singletrack out to the other side of the parking lot. (Someone - walker I'm betting - was just leaving when I rode in. He hadn't been there when I arrived.)

TM was, as usual, limited to kicking the odd branch off trail, or trimming a branch or three. I also stopped several and many times to get my bearings.

For those who haven't been yet, it's definitely worth heading over there, and I'm very much looking forward to helping make it even better at October's work session.

Trail Ambassador Name: John Joy
Trail Ambassador E-mail: jmj [at] savagejoy [dot] com
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Various colors
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 1:30
Approximate Distance (Miles): 3.75
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