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in: CleverSky; CleverSky > 2021-03-27

Mar 28, 2021 12:01 PM # 
Sent you a Google Doc link - let me know if you don't get it. The potentially usable area of that map is about 1.35 km not counting any MDC properties.
Mar 28, 2021 12:31 PM # 
No link (I'm assuming that was supposed to be by email?). I was definitely envisioning MDC property being involved, looks like that would up the area to 4+ sq km, not so bad.
Mar 28, 2021 1:14 PM # 
Should have been by email. I will try a direct link when I get back on that computer.
Mar 28, 2021 1:19 PM # 
Mar 28, 2021 1:21 PM # 
Not sure if MDC allows off trail activity these days. I know they shut down pretty much all recreational activity after being sued by a mountain biker who crashed into a closed yellow gate a number of years ago. Perhaps restrictions have been loosened in the intervening years.
{edit} Current regulations require visitors stay on trails and in designated areas.
Mar 28, 2021 8:10 PM # 
Oh, for heaven's sake. I don't imagine the yellow gate was off-trail, was it?

That means the Brainard map wouldn't be usable these days, either?

Are those 5m contours?
Mar 28, 2021 9:00 PM # 
Brainard has been on trail only since whenever. The gate was on one of the main roads through the park. No excuse for hitting it.

We went into talcott a few times many years ago, but not far as it was pretty junky undergrowth. May have grown out but not likely. As you relate, it’s a popular place. The access road parking is frequently overflowing and in leaf-peeping time, it’s unusable.
Mar 28, 2021 9:23 PM # 
Looks pretty nice in terms of vegetation from what I could see, but that's based on just viewing it from the trails and from the air. Yeah, definitely gets way crowded.
Mar 29, 2021 1:29 AM # 
Map I sent was 5ft contours.
Dark Green - state of ct
Light Green - town of Simsbury
Grey Green - se part - MDC

Light & Dark green parts = 1.3 km or so.
Mar 29, 2021 3:22 AM # 
5 foot -- okay, that looks more plausible and less scary. So every 3rd-4th line for 5m.

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