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Ragged mountain
Board: State: Connecticut
Apr 15, 2019 6:00pm
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Question for the fans, I’m planning out a ragged mountain hike, and I’m looking at clueless/silent Doug’s Mexican tiles boxes, realizing all the blazes have changed. Does anybody have knowledge of what trails used to be blazed?

Not sure on:
White blazed
Green dot
White dot
Red dot.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #970307 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 18, 2019 6:46am
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There is a June 1st Trails Day Hike at Sleeping Giant, I have Fridays off so I hope to spend a big part of the day there on May 31st.
Re: Ragged mountain
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974202 by mattyfungos
Apr 18, 2019 8:37am
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Let me see if I have an old map. Stay tuned!
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974302 by cooledcoyote
Apr 18, 2019 8:47am
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Is there a definite opening date for the park? Just because there is a Trails Day hike there doesn't necessarily mean the park will be open to the general public yet. I heard they were trying to be open by Memorial Day, but they were also trying to be open last fall. An authorized, guided hike might be allowed even when the park is still closed.
Re: Ragged mountain
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974307 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 18, 2019 9:52am
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Rats! I can't seem to find my old maps. They must still be in storage. I will be moving again into my permanent house in late June. If you can wait until I find them, let me know.

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Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974308 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 18, 2019 10:00am
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My sister has been helping with the clean up. It still sounds like there is a lot to get done. She expressed concern over the proposed memorial weekend openeing.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974308 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 18, 2019 10:30am
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All I see is there is a hike planned, hopefully it is fully open by then.
Re: Ragged mountain
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974307 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 18, 2019 10:31am
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I texted an old map with outdated blazes, he’s all set.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974311 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 12:04pm
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My sister has been helping with the clean up.

Please tell your sister "thank you!"

Seems like there are two different issues with the opening. One is the picnic area and the new landscaping/seeding, and it would be very bad to have people walking all over that before it's fully established.

The other is the risk of someone getting hurt on a trail that isn't cleared, especially if crews are in there chainsawing. I can attest that people are pretty stupid when our volunteers are using power equipment. We'll have signs up telling people to stop and ask permission before proceeding but they will still walk directly under a leaning tree that someone is sawing.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974314 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 18, 2019 3:29pm
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It is heartbreaking to see the logging operation going on along Mt Carmel Ave. The crossover trails won't have a tree on them at this rate.
Re: Sleeping Giant State Park
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974319 by DevilinDog
Apr 18, 2019 4:39pm
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It is heartbreaking to see the logging operation going on along Mt Carmel Ave. The crossover trails won't have a tree on them at this rate.

Give it a few years. The open canopy will let more light in and hopefully the shrubs and saplings will be able to explode, if there aren't too many deer. After that, the forest will be a lot thicker and there will be more wildlife.
Re: Ragged mountain
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974310 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 22, 2019 5:58am
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Yes, cooledcoyote sent me one. Thank you for looking!
lbna
Board: State: Connecticut
Apr 27, 2019 5:38pm
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anyone know whats up with lbna? It has been down for awhile. says something like "too many connections"
Re: lbna
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974687 by burning feet
Apr 27, 2019 6:32pm
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BOW
Board: State: Connecticut
Apr 28, 2019 3:01am
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congrats to Rock Island for her BOW for Her Kitty Kitty. Nice job!
Re: BOW
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #974695 by burning feet
Apr 28, 2019 6:21am
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Congratulations Rock Island; that is a great series in a beautiful area!!