According to a story by WMUR’s Paula Tracy, the White Mountain National Forest is closing portions of two Waterville Valley trails – effective Sept. 30.
While they are a sought-after destination on a perfect fall day, the White Mountain National Forest announced Friday it will be closing portions of the Greeley Ponds Trail and the Livermore Trail as of Sept. 30 while repairs are underway.
Both of these trails received extensive damage during Tropical Storm Irene and contracts were recently awarded to begin repairs.
The repairs will seek to make these trails more sustainable during future rain events and improve undersized culverts or bridging.
The current Greeley Ponds Trail closure, which extends from Lower Greeley Pond to the former Knights Bridge location in the vicinity of the Timber Camp Trail junction, will be extended to the Greeley Ponds Trail’s junction with Livermore Trail.
This closure will be in effect from Sept. 30 until operations cease for the winter.
The Livermore Trail will be closed starting Oct. 7 from the trailhead at the parking area in Waterville Valley to the second junction with the Mount Tripyramid Trail, also until operations cease for the winter.
This trail is also part of the Waterville Valley Nordic Ski Trail system and the closure will be lifted in order to not affect skiing opportunities.
For updates and alerts and to obtain the most current information possible, visit the White Mountain National Forest website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain or 603-536-6100.