22 New Slides are Reasons to Visit the Backcountry
Irene left some 22 new slides up in the mountains. That means new vistas and changed trail routes. Stream beds, like Syles Brook, have eroded to expose previously unseen geologic history. Backcountry powder skiing is getting more popular. It is winter sports time! Come visit!
The Town of Keene has a new, greatly improved, website with a lot more information than the old one. Check it out here. I am working on changing my links from the old site to the new one. If you find links that don't work, please let me know. Here is the new link to hiker parking and shuttle information.
Recovery from the flooding caused by Irene continues, even after two years. The Keene Fire House has been finished. Things still to be fixed include Hulls Fall Road, the Keene footbridge and the Marcy Field swimming hole dam. A couple of homes are in the FEMA buyout process which should conclude this winter and their lots will become park land. There is a plan to replace all the Route 73 bridges ftom the Northway to Lake Placid; last I read it will be a 2 year project. It takes a long time to put a small town back together after a flood!