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    Default Connecticut Appalachian Trail reroute for 2023

    The ATC has just published the bypass route for the damaged bridge over Macedonia Brook in Kent CT.
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    Is it fordable?
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    I wrote out a longer response but I don’t see it. Hmmm. Short answer is I heard yes you can ford it.
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    It was low enough to ford last Saturday (9/9) and Jim Liptack posted the following in fb regarding the bridge.

    The bridge is unsafe to cross and is scheduled for removal shortly. During low water levels, the brook can be forded. For times of higher water and for those not wishing to ford, there is a 2.3 mile road walk that goes from CT 341 to Skiff Mtn Rd which is just before Caleb's Peak.

    I am guessing the bypass will remain in place for a while as replacing/repairing the bridge will take a significant effort.

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    Thanks for the update. At least the trail isn't closed and the option to ford is there. We had a bit of rain over the weekend so if it was good to ford Saturday I imagine it usually is except maybe right after or during some heavy rain. I also imagine trail maintenance or issues with the trail will be after the bridge gets replaced.
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    I thought that I posted this before but if you can find the base of the Numeral Rock trail on Rt 341 just short of Skiff Mtn Rd you can follow that up to the AT. Since this is on Kent School property it can't be an official bypass. Once upon a time it was the route of the AT. It is not well marked but if you have a sharp eye you can find some blue blazes.

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