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  • More updates on Trail Closures ect due to Florence

    From the Carteret County Wild Life Club..


    Trail is a mess! Gene and I walked from Bilfinger Rd to the Dogwood Camp shelter. We immediately encountered a major disruption. A section of the “dog-leg” bridge near Bilfinger has been raised about 3' in the air and tilted by a huge tree root wad that came up under it. See attached picture. Other parts of the trail have downed trees. The shelter is fine. We also checked the section near “still gut” bridge. Bridge is fine but many large trees cover the trail east of the bridge.

    Neusiok Trail is closed. The entire trail has been closed by the USFS and they do not plan to open it in the near future. Gene talked to the new acting ranger and requested that they at least consider working to open the popular Pine Cliff to NC306 (Ferry road) section. For a map of the areas of the Croatan that are closed go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...eprd602041.pdf

    Weetock Trail is open according to the Forest Service

    Despite Gervase' repeated requests, we have received no word from USFS on permitting us to improve the bridge on the Neusiok trail near Pine Cliff. (by now the bridge may have been washed away by the ~2 feet of rain brought by Florence). Gervase will also request that the club be allowed to help clear the trail. If the USFS agrees to our help, Gervase would like volunteers to walk the trail and make an inventory of the work that we could accomplish.

    That dog leg bridge / board walk was completely rebuilt a few years ago after a control burn resulted in a burning tree falling across the bridge.
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