The boardwalk across wetlands at the start of the trail is closed and being rebuilt.

Actually, it look like it is nearly finished. It is wider and no longer has the gaps on the sides that were problematic for those who rely on hiking poles. It looks like this new boardwalk will be OK for people with walkers, but not nearly as elaborate as the one at Barnes Camp. In the meantime, the trail has been temporarily rerouted to begin using an old logging road that starts near a driveway that has a sign saying “ToDo” Institute. The Nature Conservancy has also improved the steep path that gives access the to unusual geological formation below the ridge known as “the oven”. They’ve put in stone steps at the steepest part.