Saturday, February 27, 2016

Quillinan Reservoir

Date: 2/27/2016
Report Type: TA Report
Trail Name: Quillinan Reservoir
Town: Seymour/Ansonia
Trail Conditions: Mostly frozen

Observations/Information: It was sub-20 at sunrise, so I figured I'd climb into the flight suit and have one of the last cold-weather rides of the season. By noon I'm guessing the temperature will be sufficiently high to cause mud.

From the Rimmon lot, down the fire road, left at the logging site and up the hill, right (west) side purple branch down to the reservoir, then back up the purple branch farther down, all the way back to the lot.

Trails were for the most part frozen, except for a patch of the fire road just north of the brook crossing with the downed tree (see photo), where water is running down and across. The tree's a split trunk, and the other half is hung up and will probably come down next windstorm. (Don't be under it.)

Bits of the singletrack had that frozen crunchiness that freeze/thaw will do. And yes, there's evidence someone's been riding there wet. I also saw another "Please contact me to coordinate trail work" sign Travis has up.

TM = kicking branches off trail, and dragging off a small tree that was down near the reservoir.

No other people this morning - a couple of wild turkeys were about, though.

Trail Ambassador Name: John Joy
Trail Ambassador E-mail: jmj [at] savagejoy [dot] com
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Fire Road, Purple
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 1
Approximate Distance (Miles): 4.1

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