Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Upset with plan to temporarily close Frost trail

I must admit my displeasure at the upcoming closure of a popular hiking trail for three months! Why must this closure by the U.S. Dept. of Forestry take three months to rehab? I understand that there are wooden bridges that need to be replaced and added to, but why not ask for volunteers? Or use the local hiking clubs in the area?
Is it due to the slow moving wheels of our federal government? or to allow for a four-day work week? Why close all of it? Could it be possible to close only the section being worked on so that other parts could be used? There are other trails that branch off from this one, and are accessible from other entries, but these require another hike to reach this point.
How about those of us who use this trail that have limited mobility issues? I believe that you are doing them a disservice by closing for an extended period of time. Could this work not be accomplished in one month’s time?
Lois Farnham
Middlebury

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