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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Connecticut-Rhode Island-Massachusetts Tripoint, CT
Trails
Trails: Airline Trail, blue-blazed path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked near the kiosk for Airline Trail State Park in East Thompson. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few easily avoidable leaning trees on the Airline Trail. The blue-blazed path is rough in spots but otherwise in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two that were eager to get going! 
Bugs
Bugs: Other than a mosquito biting my hand, they weren't bad. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started at the parking area for Airline Trail State Park in East Thompson, CT. I made the derp mistake of walking 0.7 mile down Airline Trail in the opposite direction, thus adding 1.4 miles to the hike. Oh well, I headed back to square one and shrugged it off.

Once on the RIGHT path, I took the Airline Trail 0.6 miles to a blue-blazed path that roughly straddled the state line (passing under an old bridge in the process). I turned right onto it. The path was a mixture of old woods roads, which were rough in spots, particularly in the short and steep final approach. Right before the tri-point, the path split into about three different routes; either one would get you there.

The tri-point of the borders of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island is marked by a four-foot high granite obelisk, dating to 1883. It is possible to be in all three of these states at the same time, which is a big reason why I wanted to do this hike.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-06-28 
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