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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April 26th, Trail Building, 9 am to 12 noon

On Saturday, April 26th, from 9 am to 12 noon I will be holding another Trail Building session. Please try to arrive around 8:30 to 8:45 to sign in.

If it's raining, then May 3rd is the next scheduled event.

If the lot is full, try to find a spot on Echo Valley Rd or Alberts Hill Rd.

Any questions, feel free to contact me.

Please ensure that you dress appropriately and wear boots or heavy duty shoes. Please bring work gloves, water and bug repellent.

If you arrive late and let's assume you park on Echo Valley Rd, the quickest way to where the work on the trail be happening is to walk up the driveway to the State Forest but at the yellow house, turn left and following the old road till it hits the State Forest boundary. That is the start of the ROW (Right of Way).

Directions to the parking lot at the end of Echo Valley Road:

From Exit 10 I-84
Turn Left if coming from the south/Turn right if coming from the north.Head west on US-6 [Church Hill Rd], for approximately 0.6 mi.
You will pass under a railroad bridge and when you see Starbucks on your left there will be a right turn onto the Boulevard.
Turn right onto the Boulevard and stay on this road for 1.3 mi.
When the road crosses under a highway bridge, it becomes Hanover Rd.
Take Hanover Rd for a half mile and Echo Valley Rd will be the first road on your right.
Turn onto Echo Valley Road and follow for 0.9 miles.
You will come up to a fork in the road and stay to the left. Continue for a few yards until the asphalt ends and a dirt road begins.
Do not turn left onto Sanford Road, there is a blue sign that says scenic road - that is the wrong direction.
Continue up the dirt road, passing a yellow house on your left and then a red barn and then you will come to the parking lot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Mark, I've enjoyed stumbling across your blog. I've slowly discovered trails around in the Upper Gussy woods on my bike for the past 2 summers, I live close in Sandy hook & have found trails behind the old fire Hose Co. (A bit of Al's Trail too) & Shepaug Eagle trails to Echo valley. I am super psyched that you are spending time on this area & want to help out. I saw scheduled work for today (26th) but I am just learning about the trails updates now. I'll have to wait until May 3rd I look forward to maybe meeting & riding sometime...Take care