Vandals tore out the North Gate of the Poughkeepsie Trail just off Mineral Creek. The ws4w Trail Crew found the damage when heading up to unlock the gate at the direction of the USFS.
The vandals apparently used a winch to pull out the locking post along with the concrete and dragged the entire assembly off the trail damaging the gate. The USFS has further information as to
the possible culprits and are currently investigating the incident. No decision on repair of the gate has been made as of this date.
If further instances like this continue, the USFS will simply close the trail PERMANENTLY. If anyone has information leading to the arrest/prosecution of the individuals involved you are asked to contact the USFS.