Monday, June 15, 2015

TM Report: West Rock Ridge SP

Date: June 11, 2015
Report Type: TM Report
Trail Name: West Rock Ridge SP
Town: Hamden
Trail Conditions: Trail relocation in progress

Observations/Information: I had help from four other people as I continue to hack through the multi-flora rose, autumn olive, and bittersweet vines near Farm Brook Reservoir. More of these invasives are part of the next phase of the work to be completed on state-approved relocation of the Red Trail from the open field into the woods. I have no specific timeline for when this trail will be blazed and open to the public, but probably not until August or maybe September. When completed, this will be a mixture of minimally technical single to double track.

Trail Ambassador Name: Tom Ebersold
Trail Ambassador E-mail: bikehikekayak123 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
How did you use the trail? Other
Trails Ridden: Red Trail
Time of day: Afternoon
Time/Duration (hours): 4 hours
Approximate Distance (Miles): 1 mile
Image 1: Red Tr. relo, past ivy tree, multi-flora to cut, 6-15.jpg
Image 2: Red Tr. relo, multi-flora cut open, 6-15.jpg
Image 3: Red Tr. relo brush pile, 6-15.jpg

Image Description(s)/Instructions: These photos show before and after pictures of clearing of invasive autumn olive and multi-flora rose shrubs at West Rock. The other photo shows the wall of debris resulting from the trail clearing.

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