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Trails, streams forever altered in storms’ wake

Groups push to re-do river repairs

Johns Brook in the Keene Valley is pictured before, above, and after Tropical Storm Irene.
Johns Brook in the Keene Valley is pictured before, above, and after Tropical Storm Irene.
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A year after Tropical Storm Irene, hiking conditions in the High Peaks backcountry aren’t the same as before, and never will be again. The same can be said for some of the wild streams flowing out of the northern High Peaks and down into places like Keene and Keene Valley, which were also severely damaged. But slowly, hiking trails are being re-routed or rebuilt to bypass spots where mud and rock slides took them out ...


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