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    Zealand Bridge construction

    FYI, I get these emails from time to time since I'm a trail adopter. I got this one just a few minutes ago:

    "The U.S. Forest Service will be reconstructing
    the Zealand Bridge at the Route 302 entrance to the Zealand Road
    starting Sept. 6, 2005. This construction is expected to take at least
    4 months and will result in the closure of the entire Zealand road to
    public vehicle traffic. Zealand Falls hut will remain on full-service
    through October 15, 2005.

    The bridge closing means that you will need to park in the winter
    parking lot on the north side of the road and slightly east of the
    junction. There will be a 20-foot stream crossing (normally
    ankle-deep, but may be deeper in wet weather) to bypass the construction at the beginning of your hike to Zealand Falls hut. You may then walk the
    road to the the Zealand Trailhead and then to the hut (total distance
    approximately 6.3 miles), or take advantage of a shuttle
    to the trailhead.

    I believe you can get times of the shuttle service from AMC. They were included in the email but when I went to cut and paste it, it came out in a jumble.
    Not all who wander are lost...

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    I'll have to let Madison know her flags peak hike just got a little longer...

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    Shuttle? The AMC? They're keeping a vehicle stuck on the other side for four months? And carrying cans of gasoline over there to keep it running?

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    If you recall this was originally scheduled for last year but didn't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond
    Shuttle? The AMC? They're keeping a vehicle stuck on the other side for four months? And carrying cans of gasoline over there to keep it running?
    Yes, I'm perplexed too. Sounds so un-AMC like...

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