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    A couple of years ago a shop owner allowed hikers...

    A couple of years ago a shop owner allowed hikers to stay in the lot behind their store (and the church). It did not last long. Lots of problems.
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    With the huge amounts of rain the entire...

    With the huge amounts of rain the entire Appalachian Mountain range received this year, the soils are totally saturated. Any additional rain and even moderate winds will be bringing down trees left...
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    Below is the link to the CT-AMC water status...

    Below is the link to the CT-AMC water status spreadsheet. It is updated weekly during the summer hiking season by the ridgerunners. Only changes from the existing status are made. For Mt. Algo, the...
  4. CT OK and open for hiking

    The most severe winds from the front, along with the tornadoes, were all farther to the south and east of the AT. We have only heard/seen of a couple blowdowns along the trail here which we will have...
  5. Thread: Riga Lean-to

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    On Saturday September 17th, there will be a...

    On Saturday September 17th, there will be a workparty to repair the fire damage to the Riga Shelter. A replacement log was cut, prepared and flown in by helicopter last month. This will be a big job....
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    Here is the most up to date information we have....

    Here is the most up to date information we have. It comes to us from the CT/MA Ridgerunners.
    Jim Liptack
    CT-AMC Overseer of Trails

    Water Report CT and S. MA
    8/27/16
    10 mile Pump: Good...
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    Water along the Trail in Connecticut

    As we head deeper into the current drought situation, here is the current list of dry water sources.

    Schagticoke Campsite
    Sharon Mtn. Campsite
    Riga Shelter/Campsite
    Sages Spring. The stream is...
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    There is currently no reliable water at the...

    There is currently no reliable water at the Sharon Mtn Campsite. The nearest water to the south is at the Easter Mtn (dirt) road crossing or Pine Swamp Shelter and at Belter's Bump CS to the north....
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    The Iron Amesville/Falls Village Bridge is now...

    The Iron Amesville/Falls Village Bridge is now open to hikers but not for vehicles until the final inspection scheduled for Monday 5/16. The relocation signs have been removed.
    Enjoy the trail.
    Jim...
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    From the Skiff MT Rd Fire last week. ...

    From the Skiff MT Rd Fire last week.
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    Jim Liptack
    CT-AMC Overseer of Trails
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    Ditto:...

    Ditto: http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Kent-brush-fire-on-Appalachian-Trail-put-out-7307456.php

    Jim Liptack
    CT-AMC Overseer of Trails
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    Sarcasm is 100% correct on why there is a fire...

    Sarcasm is 100% correct on why there is a fire ban along the entire AT in CT. Case in point: http://www.rep-am.com/news/local/951992.txt

    In addition to the legitimate concerns of adjacent...
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    Amesville/Falls Village Iron Bridge

    The new Iron Bridge over the Housatonic River in Falls Village CT. Has been closed to finish construction that kept the bridge closed for mos of the 2015 hiking season. The 3 mile road walk that...
  14. The Amesville Bridge by the power plant in Falls...

    The Amesville Bridge by the power plant in Falls Village CT has been reopened. The relocation signs have been covered by the contractor and the AT is now open through the area.

    NOTE: We have been...
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    As of 10/19, the stream at Stewart Hollow is dry....

    As of 10/19, the stream at Stewart Hollow is dry. Nearest water is at Stoney Brook 0.4 mi north shelter.
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    Went and cleaned up Schagticoke campsite today...

    Went and cleaned up Schagticoke campsite today (9/23/15). The only water at that site is a pool (with no flow in or out but lots of frogs) located about 1/4 of the way up from the AT junction to the...
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    Limestone Spring Shelter has been reopened for...

    Limestone Spring Shelter has been reopened for all users. The hazard trees, including the 100+ft ash behind the shelter, have been removed.
    Jim Liptack
    CT-AMC Overseer of Trails
  18. The latest word I have is that construction to...

    The latest word I have is that construction to replace the Iron Bridge will begin in "Mid June" and that the contractor will be posting the bypass road-walk down Dugway Rd. As soon as I know for sure...
  19. Thread: Riga Lean-to

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    NOTICE: There will be a CT-AMC workparty on...

    NOTICE: There will be a CT-AMC workparty on Saturday, June 20th to begin repairs to the fire damage at Riga Shelter. Here are the details:

    Help repair fire damage to this scenic shelter....
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    NOTICE! Limestone Springs shelter and camping...

    NOTICE! Limestone Springs shelter and camping area have been closed since June 4th due to hazard trees in both areas. With the death earlier this year at the Ed Garvey shelter due to a falling tree,...
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    Yes, hiking on the trail during "mud season" does...

    Yes, hiking on the trail during "mud season" does do damage to the trail. In VT, trails are routinely closed during this time. In addition to the damage to the trial hiking in the mud produces, even...
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    There are no fees to camp at any site along the...

    There are no fees to camp at any site along the AT in Connecticut.
    Jim Liptack
    CT-AMC Overseer of Trails
  23. Peter has it right. For all practical purposes,...

    Peter has it right. For all practical purposes, any group site or area is suitable for group usage.
    Jim Liptack
    CT-AMC Overseer of Trails
  24. Thread: Riga Lean-to

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    The Mt. Riga Corporation, the AMC and the...

    The Mt. Riga Corporation, the AMC and the Appalachian Trail have had a long and cooperative relationship well before the NPS got involved. They are not afraid of the government and the NPS has NO...
  25. Thread: Riga Lean-to

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    Gentlemen, I can see you guys are regular uses of...

    Gentlemen, I can see you guys are regular uses of the trail. Anytime you come across anything like this, please let me know so the CT-AMC AT Committee can deal with the problem quickly. I have...
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