I raced out early one Friday, hoping to bike and GPS the new section before the sunset took away the light and warmth. The rail bed had been graded and covered with a layer of stone dust, making for a nice soft riding surface. I made it to the end, captured some photos, and then made it back to my car before lights were needed to see the way.
The previous weekend, I revisited the peak section of the rail trail: Orange Heights. 986 feet above sea level, the trail passes over the divide between the Connecticut and Merrimack river drainage systems.