When first engineered a few weeks ago, a route through the generally swampy section of the Paugussett Trail connector, between Independence Dr. and Wellington Dr., was an attempt to bypass the wettest spots. However, the recent snow and rain highlighted areas that were just too wet and unpredictable for casual hiking. We set about to re-route the trail through a more dry foot friendly section.
A temporary bridge across this stream was washed away, a harbinger of what will probably happen again come the Spring rains and run-off.
A drier location was found a short distance to the east, where a bridge was placed to cross the stream. The location was higher than the other area, less prone to wash away. The bridge can be seen from higher on the approach.