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    Phelps from South Meadow Road, Van Hovenberg and Phelps Spur - June 2nd 2018

    Date of Hike: June 2nd - 2018

    Trail Conditions: South Meadow was in good shape, The Van Hovenberg to Phelps junction and Phelps were wet and a bit muddy as expected in early June after Thunderstorms the night before.

    Special Equipment Required: Bug Spray and sunscreen in the afternoon.


    Comments: Optional - Four teens, three from Troop 72 in Colchester were up for a ten mile hike for the Hiking Merit Badge. (they did some extra on the trail to Van Hovenberg as far as the beaver pond) A cloudy foggy morning turned into a magnificent afternoon. On of the boys had a migraine so he rested a bit longer with his Dad and recovered just fine. The lot was full when we arrived near 9:45, parking along the Loj Road is no longer allowed and apparently now enforced as only a car or two were on that road while 30 or so were on Meadow Lane making it a single lane road. There was some parking at Meadow Lane at the trailhead and this approach to the former Marcy Dam site beat walking on the Loj Road.

    Mike P., Nick P., Thomas S., Ben P., Dominick W. & Ben S.
    mapaggioli4000@comcast.net

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    Last edited by Mike P.; 06-04-2018 at 08:13 AM. Reason: Typo o'curse
    Have fun & be safe
    Mike P.

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