|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Connecticut-Rhode Island-Massachusetts Tripoint, CT|
||Airline Trail, blue-blazed path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, June 28, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked near the kiosk for Airline Trail State Park in East Thompson. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing 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. |
||Saw two that were eager to get going! |
||Other than a mosquito biting my hand, they weren't bad. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.