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Trail Relocation and Distances Update
« on: August 26, 2015, 09:43:51 AM »
In June 2015 the Long Trail was relocated from Duxbury Road to Jonesville to cross the Winooski River over a new suspension footbridge. The trail now follows Duxbury Road west for 1 mile and then follows a path along the river and across farm fields before rejoining the road 2-tenths of a mile from the bridge. New trail climbs Stimson Mountain and rejoins the existing footpath south of the Buchanan Shelter junction. Duck Brook Shelter is now on a GMC-maintained side trail. According to the GMC: "Distance between Bamforth Ridge Shelter and Buchanan Shelter on new Long Trail is approximately 12 miles." In 2016, a further relocation is planned on Bamforth Ridge north of the Bamforth Ridge Shelter to eliminate the 1-mile road walk. Calculated distances that cross the Duxbury parking lot are affected by the 2015 relocation. The Long Trail Distances Calculator at http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/ltdist_calc.php will be adjusted once all of the new distances are published. See the Green Mountain Club info page at http://www.greenmountainclub.org/news.php?id=380 for more information.

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