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Old 04-10-2019, 06:47 PM   #21
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We are hoping to prevent this. Keene may be able to have educators on the ground to talk to people before they start.

I have certainly come out of that trailhead very late at night (like 4 AM) in the past. I think everyone is realistic enough to understand that this may happen occasionally; we hope to minimize it.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:58 AM   #22
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Sounds like it adds some additional mileage to your walk out. A sure motivator for being on time.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:33 AM   #23
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In addition to TCD, I also attended the recent Town of Keene board meeting where we got an update on the planning for Garden access this summer. *The original plan for replacing the bridge apparently included a temporary one-lane bridge, but building that bridge would have required removing the huge boulder that is just before the bridge. *This would have significantly increased the cost of the project and increased the time required to complete the project since the contractor would have had to deal with traffic very close to the construction site. *The Town/County then appealed to the private landowner to allow the use of their very narrow, one-lane, dirt-surfaced road for temporary access. *This is limited to the shuttles (general public and JBL) and the landowners on the two roads served by the bridge. *The private landowner did not want public hiker foot traffic because it would likely have created a temptation to park on the road leading to the one-lane road as well as interfering with their use of their property. *

The town supervisor said that a garage in Lake Placid has committed to towing any illegally parked vehicles and even boasted that they "... could tow 50 cars a day if necessary." *He also added that, if there were problems, the Garden would be closed. *So, please bear with the Town as we work to get through this difficult few months. *And please don't be the one who causes the problem that leads to the Garden's closure.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:09 PM   #24
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Seems like the land owner missed out on making some extra money - allow the shuttles and locals to use the detour at no charge (as they already are), but post someone there (at least during times when people are likely to be coming through) to collect a toll for public that wanted to utilize their private roadway. And, if they have extra space, provide some parking for those who couldn't park elsewhere, also at a fee of course.
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