Ice delaying opening of Flume walk
“We’re held captive here by the ice,” said Bill O’Connor, general manager of Franconia Notch State Park, in whose southern reaches the Flume Gorge is located. “You can look up the gorge, you can look down it, you just can’t walk through it at this time, but eventually you will.”
O’Connor said it will be the latest opening in his 30-year tenure. The boardwalk also suffered the most winter damaged he has seen in three decades.
Between the repairs and the last piece of ice, “we’re a good two to three weeks behind.”
The boardwalk is built like a boat dock, in 8-foot sections. Each section is individually numbered, said O’Connor, adding that as a precaution against ice damage, a 300-foot length is removed at the end of each season and reinstalled before the start of the next.
To improve the chance of seeing your comment posted here or published in the New Hampshire Union Leader:
- Identify yourself. Accounts using fake or incomplete names are suspended regardless of the quality of posts.
- Say something new, stay on topic, keep it short.
- Links to outside URLs are discouraged, if used they should be on topic.
- Avoid comments in bad taste, write well, avoid using all capital letters
- Don't cite facts about individuals or businesses without providing a means to verify the claim
- If you see an objectionable comment please click the "Report Abuse" button and be sure to tell us why.
Note: Comments are the opinion of the respective poster and not of the publisher.Be the first to comment.