CARcasses

Having only just begun my plan to hike all of Connecticut’s trails (2007), I quickly came to realize that, for some reason, Nutmeggers like to leave their old cars to rot out in the woods. Often, I scratch my head and wonder how the heck they got them there in the first place. And so, here’s my ode to these rusted out hunks of junk found in the middle of nowhere.

1. Salmon River Trail, mile 3.5, Colchester

nytrk.jpg
massive mid-70′s sedan

2. Metacomet Trail, just north of Shuttle Meadow Road, Plainville

mt7i.jpg
Car door with smiley face

3. Tunxis Trail (Compounce Ridge), 2 miles in from Bristol end

crcar.jpg
Early 80′s station wagon

4. Tunxis Trail (Compounce Ridge), 2 miles in from Bristol end

crcar2.jpg
Not quite sure

5. Tunxis Trail (White Dot), Along Blueberry Hill Rd, Harwinton

carcas.jpg
Old Ford Fairlane?

6. Mattabesett Trail, North side of Lamentation Mountain, East Berlin

carca.jpg
I’ll say it’s a Trabant, since it’s in East Berlin

7. Mattabesett Trail, North side of Lamentation Mountain, Middletown

carcb.jpg
Old station wagon of some sort

8. Mattabesett Trail, North side of Lamentation Mountain, Middletown

carcc.jpg
Ford Falcon, childhood car of CTMQ

9. Mattabesett Trail, Mid Beseck Ridge, Wallingford

carcmbb.jpg
Upside down 80′s sportscar!

10. Mattabesett Trail, Mid Beseck Ridge, Wallingford

carcmb1.jpg
Jeep thing

11. Mattabesett Trail, Along Nedobity Road, Haddam

carc.jpg
Two old VW bugs, neither of which look “alive”

12. Mattabesett Trail, at Bear Hill Loop’s westernmost junction, Middletown

car3.jpg
This is enough of a car to call it a CARcass.

13. Bear Hill Loop, just south of the westernmost Mattabesett junction, Middletown

car4.jpg
One of the more intact specimens I’ve seen

14. Eddy Loop, McLean Game Refuge, along Firetown Road, Granby

car.jpg
The motherlode.

15. Eddy Loop, McLean Game Refuge, along Firetown Road, Granby

car2.jpg
Old snowplow thing

16. Paugussett Trail, just off of train tracks

car.jpg
Borderline car

17. Old Woods Road near Ragged Mountain Trail

ugly-carr
Rollover

18. Old Woods Road near Ragged Mountain Trail

ugly-car
Ugly racist car

19. Woods road crosses Pomperaug Trail, Oxford


The Mystery Machine has been found

3 responses to “CARcasses”

  1. josh says:

    you need to see the 40 something hudson on clarkhurst road in haddam neck

  2. Don says:

    No. 15 is actually a Road Grader.

  3. Paul says:

    no. 5 is a late 60s Camaro. great, fun site!

Leave a Comment

The Out Campaign: Scarlet Letter of Atheism