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Proposed new trail

From Kim Nilson:

Here’s an updated map of a proposed new trail directly north out of Coleman State Park in Stewartstown to the easternmost inlets to Lake Francis in Pittsburg.

Bushwhacked quite a bit of the route and road walked all the way back in about 13 hours. I’m happy to report I’m still alive. I don’t recommend the bushwhack. Old logging cuts have a way of making passage a bit less than pleasant.

Cursed the deer flies quite a bit. Fell hard just once. Missed Carr Pond, much to my navigational shame. And I’ll probably lose a body part: my little toenail on my right foot.

But the view from a third of the way north was well worth trek: South Ridge, Cedar Mountain, Whipple Ridge, Magalloway Mt., Diamond Ridge, a bit of the top of Stub, and the boundary mountains on the Canadian border. Fine vista, I must say. Interesting black spruce bog at the foot of Whipple Ridge, too.

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Kiosks

Putting final touches on graphic work for display panels for sign kiosks for the Cohos Trail. Here are four additional examples. The image of the high elevation bog at Deer Mt. and North Percy Peak are courtesy of Ken MacGray. Robert John Koslow donated the image of First Connecticut Lake with Mt. Magalloway looming in the distance. And John Compton took the fine photo of Pond Brook Falls in the Nash Stream Forest. In a day or two, we’ll post another batch.

August 6th 2016

Put August 6th on the calendar. We will be hosting a work day in the Nash Stream Forest, blazing and signing the Trio Trail — being built right this minute — from Percy Loop Camp on the north flank of North Percy Peak to the Trio Ponds Road and then down the Pond Brook Falls Trail and out to the Nash Stream Road.

Volunteers will be blazing both north and south and putting up some signage along more than four miles of trail and repainting the lower half of the Percy Loop Trail in an orange color, because the Cohos Trail route will then be following the yellow blazes on the Trio Trail.

Also, there will be some bridge and bog bridge projects underway on the upper length of the Pond Brook Falls Trail.
Folks will begin assembling at the Pond Brook Falls parking pullout at Mile 5 on the Nash Stream Road in Stark township at 8 am in the morning. Sign-in will be at the pullout. A Cohos Trail Association volunteer will remain at the parking area for about 90 minutes to help with late arrivals. The work should continue until nearly 3 pm in the afternoon.

Bring clothing that can get dirty and paint splattered. Bring a lunch and a snack, and plenty of fresh water. The Cohos Trail Association will provide tools, blazing materials, paint, and supplies for the bridge work.

Some folks will be required to walk as many as five miles during this work day. Those who like a good woods walk should have a good time of it.

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Save the Date August 6th 2016

Put August 6th on the calendar. We will be hosting a work day in the Nash Stream Forest, blazing and signing the Trio Trail — being built right this minute — from Percy Loop Camp on the north flank of North Percy Peak to the Trio Ponds Road and then down the Pond Brook Falls Trail and out to the Nash Stream Road.

Volunteers will be blazing both north and south and putting up some signage along more than four miles of trail and repainting the lower half of the Percy Loop Trail in an orange color, because the Cohos Trail route will then be following the yellow blazes on the Trio Trail.

Also, there will be some bridge and bog bridge projects underway on the upper length of the Pond Brook Falls Trail.

Folks will begin assembling at the Pond Brook Falls parking pullout at Mile 5 on the Nash Stream Road in Stark township at 8 am in the morning. Sign-in will be at the pullout. A Cohos Trail Association volunteer will remain at the parking area for about 90 minutes to help with late arrivals. The work should continue until nearly 3 pm in the afternoon.

Bring clothing that can get dirty and paint splattered. Bring a lunch and a snack, and plenty of fresh water. The Cohos Trail Association will provide tools, blazing materials, paint, and supplies for the bridge work.

Some folks will be required to walk as many as five miles during this work day. Those who like a good woods walk should have a good time of it.

Trail Notes – July 7th 2016

TRAIL NOTES:
You folks are rocking the mighty Cohos Trail. Lots of interest. Lots of sales of the new maps and databooks. More trekkers out on the trail than at any time in memory.

Plenty of work has been done on the new Trio Trail from the Percy Loop Camp campsite on the north flank of North Percy Peaks all the way to the Trio Pond Road where the new Pond Brook Falls Trail meets that lane. The NorthWoods Stewardship Center crews are hammering out the big swing around Long Mountain as we speak and making substantial progress.

Trail adopter Mary Sturtevant and Sam Farrington worked the Deadwater area recently, maintaining the long stretch in the backcountry of Clarksville township. They’ve made the route easier to follow out there.

Pro photographers are showing up on the Cohos Trail more and more these days, looking for new terrain to train their lens on. On the website 52 With A View, the Percy Peaks have garnered quite a bit of attention of late. And why not. Great summits each.

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