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Josh Botting

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Trout/Carlton Brook
« on: August 24, 2008, 10:28:12 PM »
Does anyone know what is happening up at Trout Brook on 218?  There is a new driveway and a gravel pad beteen the ROW and 218???


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Re: Trout/Carlton Brook
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 10:45:16 PM »
The Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, which owns the property on either side of our right of way, is putting in a parking lot for their new Carleton Brook Trail, which will cross our right of way and follow the Trout (Carleton ) Brook up to its source.

Although the trail will not be dedicated until October, there will be two organized walks down the Mountain from end of track and along Trout Brook during the Jointly sponsored SVCA/WW&F Septemberfest all day Sunday, September 28, with food free food and activities included in the Train ticket price.
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Re: Trout/Carlton Brook
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 09:55:12 PM »
How far from end of track is the planned conservation lot & trail-head?
Might be a great add-on for the museum to have a conservation connection and "guided" nature walks. (school trips  ;) )
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Re: Trout/Carlton Brook
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 12:49:10 AM »
If my memory serves me correctly, it's about 6,600 feet from the current end of track to Route 218. From Top of the Mountain to Route 218 is about 4,400 feet. The Trout Brook bridge location is about 500 feet from Route 218. Crossing the brook from the right-of-way is a bit difficult except when the stream is quite low. It's a beautiful walk down the mountain, though. It will be the scenic highlight of our line when the track reaches that area.

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Re: Trout/Carlton Brook
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 10:32:30 PM »
thanks for the info Wayne, had a hard time trying to get the distance right.  For the sake of discussion, would it possibly make sense to consider "breaking trail" with the conservation folks and actually clear the ROW (trail width only) so that the RR could connect with the conservation area.  This might make for some good relations, PR, and also some potential business. what's everyone's thoughts?
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Re: Trout/Carlton Brook
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 10:56:08 PM »
Trout Brook Bridge location is about 1200 feet south of Rt 218 crossing - and we have cleared a 50 foot right of way in the last few years between Rt 218 and the bridge crossing location. We will be brushcutting the right of way in that area again in the next couple of weeks, in preparation for the joint SVCA/WW&F Septemberfest event at Alna Center on Sunday , September 28th from 10am to 4pm. Come join us. The price of a WW&F ticket will include food, children's activities, exhibits from local farmers and businesses,and two escorted walks down the mountain and along the new Carleton (Trout) Brook Conservation Trail. Trains run on the hour.
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Re: Trout/Carlton Brook
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008, 02:48:15 AM »
I so wish I could make i, but I'll most likely be under water then.  ;)

I made the hike down here in April this year,... it's gorgeous!
I wondered about the patch of land/sand to the right (east?) of the bridge location on the north (unreachable to us) side of the stream.
It looks like it'd make for a good swimming hole rec/picnic area! Only thing is, anthing put down there, ie: picnic tables, etc, would need to be hauled back up at the end of summer so the springtime floods don't wash it all away.