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Wheelchair-accessible trail reopened after Irene

Posted at: 11/19/2012 8:57 AM
By: Associated Press

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A rare, wheelchair-accessible section of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont has been reopened more than a year after it suffered extensive damage during Tropical Storm Irene.
    
The Thundering Falls boardwalk in Killington forms a link on the footpath from Georgia to Maine and allows people who use wheelchairs to view the spectacular falls.
    
The boardwalk, first opened in 2008, was damaged when Irene caused the Ottauquechee River to overflow its banks.
    
The Green Mountain Club's Long Trail Patrol special projects crew rebuilt the boardwalk with guidance and support from the U.S. Forest Service.

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