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Old 08-16-2018, 05:33 PM   #1
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Gulf brook rd

anybody know if it is open yet....thanks

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Old 08-16-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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Don't know where this is....
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:52 PM   #3
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Should be. Maybe you should Google this?
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:42 PM   #4
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There is a Gull LAKE Rd. in the Black River WF. That is closed due to washout. There is also a GULF Brook rod, into the Boreas Ponds. I believe this is open now.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:20 AM   #5
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it should have read Gulf Brook Rd....my bad...not enough ice in my scotch...thanks...but does anybody know for sure about condition of road....
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:22 PM   #6
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Gulf brook rd

was looking for info on Gulf Brook Rd....is it open now.....
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:33 PM   #7
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Gulf Brook Road is open to the interim access parking lot and gate. You'll have to park there and walk the remaining 3 miles to Boreas Ponds.

The road has seen substantial improvements in the past couple of months- it's no longer the rocky/bumpy drive that it used to be.
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:35 AM   #8
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thanks....may head up there on Sunday and bike in...
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:30 AM   #9
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I can't confirm, but I don't know if the road will open to LaBier Flow until after Sept. 30 when the current leases expire.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:35 PM   #10
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Talked to someone that was in there today...road from the road into the parking area is in great shape...the rd from the parking area to the dam is much better than before....
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:45 AM   #11
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Gulf Brook Road is open to the interim access parking lot and gate. You'll have to park there and walk the remaining 3 miles to Boreas Ponds.
Hopefully itíll remain that way during the summer & fall months, at least for the general public.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:54 AM   #12
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Hopefully itíll remain that way during the summer & fall months, at least for the general public.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:13 AM   #13
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Gulf brook Rd update from 8/29/18

Drove into the parking lot (at 3.2 miles). Road newly surfaced with large gravel & drainage upgrades should last a while, but is a bumpy car ride for now. The 3.5 miles from the interior parking to the dam (thankfully) remains hard packed dirt with some modest rocks and a few short sections of gravel. (The hills are still there.)

In addition to the wheels the two of us used to trailer our Hornbecks in behind our bikes, we saw 5 other sets of wheels & a few bikes by the dam. A group of campers (ADK club) set up on the hill just E of the dam. Reportedly no formal designated camping sites marked yet. Very few hospitable places to land a boat on the interconnecting ponds. Had a picnic at the N end where the former road passes near the water.

In addition to the 7 cars there, we saw a crew from the Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility clearing trees along the road. Apparently all the work done on the road this season was by DEC crews and them.

The place remains pristine and seems primarily a paddlerís destination. One person fishing was discouraged by lack of action under the water. Some windy bursts caused adrenaline to flow & spray to collect in our small canoes crossing Second pond on the return paddle. Nice paddle on Cheney & limited portions of the Boreas the day before. Low water level there currently.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:46 AM   #15
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Final Amendments are Final! (I liked the headline.)

Boreas Ponds short version:

Projects to provide recreational access to the Boreas Ponds will begin this summer and include:

Constructing additional parking areas near LaBier Flow and Boreas Ponds.
A six-car permit only parking area 1/10 of a mile from Boreas Dam will have an informational kiosks and a bike rack.

Four of the parking spots will be available through Reserve America and two will be available for people with Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities permits.

Constructing hand launches at the Boreas Pond dam and on the shores of LaBier Flow.

The launch at Boreas Ponds dam will be ADA compliant and accessible to people with disabilities.

The launch on the southern shore of LaBier Flow will include a drop off area for unloading and loading boats and equipment but not for parking.

Motorized access and recreational activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, paddling, fishing, hunting, and trapping will continue as described in the Interim Access Plan for the Boreas Ponds Tract until parking lots and other infrastructure are completed.

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