Sunday, November 11, 2018

Indian Well Reroute at Bridge

Trail reroute due to an advancing giant gully

CFPA Trail Managers Terry & Teresa Gallagher completed a 300-ft reroute of the Paugussett Trail at Indian Well State Park next to the pedestrian bridge near the beach area. The original trail was pretty steep, but a more serious problem was an advancing gully beside the trail that is 15 to 30 feet deep . The gully threatened to undermine the existing route. The old route descended along the stream, while the new route moves away from the stream quickly.

"Before". Lots of barberry
It probably wasn't done before because of all the thorny barberry. A gas-powered brush cutter really helped.

We'll have to stay on top of the resprouting barberry during the 2019 growing season. We were able to dig some of it out, and will probably dig out more.

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