Sunday, June 7, 2015

Naugatuck State Forest

Date: 6/4/2015
Report Type: TA Report
Trail Name: Naugatuck State Forest
Town: Oxford/Beacon Falls
Trail Conditions: Mostly par for Naugy; couple atypical wet spots

Observations/Information: I decided my Thursday AM ride would be seeing if the big rains had done any (additional) damage @ Naugy (West Block).

Standard "Reservoir Tour" - warmup loop followed by east side of #4, down to the bypass trail, under the power lines to #2, around 2 and 1, up to 3, across the dam then back to 4 and out.

The usual wet spots (past the big rock east of #4, and under the power lines) were, of course, wet. The east side of Res 1 tends not to drain well, so given the big rains it was wet in places where it normally isn't.

Tree down (again) across the fire road on the west side of #2. On the trail up to #3, the rip-rap crossing where the double culvert used to be is definitely trying to silt in.

TM = kicking branches off trail and some lopping.

(Pano up top shows where the big rains came down the trail, drained off to the side and pushed the leaves out of the way.)

Trail Ambassador Name: John Joy
Trail Ambassador E-mail: jmj [at] savagejoy [dot] com
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden:
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): :50 (including TM and photos)
Approximate Distance (Miles): 4.1
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