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Contact: Gary Stellpflug, 207-288-8760
The Acadia National Park trail crew reopened the Precipice Trail on August 16. In fall 2006, a series of earthquakes on Mount Desert Island caused extensive rockslides on Champlain Mountain, resulting in the closure of the Precipice Trail and East Face Champlain Trail. To open the trail, park trail crews removed fallen rock and shattered trees damaged in the rockslides. The trail crew rehabilitated damaged stone staircases, repaired iron rungs and handrails, and restored tread sections on the Precipice Trail.
Crews continue work on the East Face Champlain Trail, which will remain closed until the summer of 2008. Trail work is accomplished with the assistance of Acadia Trails Forever, the partnership initiative of Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia to restore Acadia’s trails.
For more information, contact the trail crew office at 288-8760.