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Monday, August 24, 2009

It's done!

I finished working on the Pond Brook Connector reroute. I held CT NEMBA trail maintenance day and had four people from the chapter show up to help me finish the rerouting and we got it all done in two hours. We even planted shrubs taken from the new bypass/connection to restablish the hillside.

All that is needed on the Gussy at this point is a horse bypass that marked out with red tape a couple of weeks ago and a little more rock work there. I want to bench one more section, I need to blaze the trail, and lastly put in a Kiosk or two.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Trail Maintenance: 8/23

Work continues on the Pond Brook Connector for the Gussy Trail on Sunday, August 23rd. Need to finish benching the trail reroute, create a bike trail connector from the trail head to the start of the reroute and block the old trail (scar).

Meet at the entrance to the Pond Brook State Boat Ramp (park back in the grass from the driveway) . I will be parked in the little parking at the trail head.

Meet a 8:30 AM.

Bring your Bike!

CT NEMBA's Big Ride Series continues after the TM with a Tour de North Hanover. 10 to 15+ miles in North Newtown.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pond Brook Connector Trail

Here is what I did today on the Pond Brook Connector Trail. First I layed it out with pin flags. Then I raked the path, cut branches that were sticking out and moved all the dead fall. I moved logs and downed trees on the outside of the switch back curve and then I stared benching. There was probably a inch or two of duff and then I was already at the mineral soil.

I started benching from the top of beginning of the switch back curve and stopped at the current trail.

Below is the switch back curve.

I made a little grade reversal and cut a drainage trench.