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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Armoring on the Blue Trail

While walking with the Newtown Conservation Commission on Saturday, we hooked around on the Blue Trail to circle back onto the Gussy Trail for more examples of benching and armoring when we came upon this crude armoring on the blue trail.  My guess it was done by mountain bikers that ride the western side trails, which is a mixture of blue blaze and horse trails.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Newtown Conservation Commission Trail Walk

Went out on Saturday with the Newtown Conservation Commission to show them examples of trail benching and armoring to give them idea of what to expect when I am building a trail on Town Open Space.  I am working on my first trail on Town land called the Point of Rocks Preserve and the Commission isn't quite up to speed yet on trails even though they have a mandate to acquire more open space for the purpose of building trails.

Paula Burton is explaining the benching process.
She benched this section of the trail.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall on the Gussy

Went for a walk on Saturday at Upper Paugussett State Forest with the Newtown Conservation Commission to show them examples of how single track trail are built and I couldn't get over how vibrant the fall colors were in the forest that morning.

Clouds and Blue sky made for excellent color combinations

Looking down the Gussy from ROW

Looking the other way down the Gussy along the ROW