I did go to Mohican the other day, and all the trails were perfect.
Well, all of them except this one:
This trail will be temporarily closed while Columbia Gas is working on the well clearings. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Like most state forests, I'm sure that Mohican has had wells in place for a while. I just can't help thinking that I'll be running in to closures like this pretty often now that Marcellus drilling is ramping up.
I went back to check it out, and the gas company had cut about a 30 foot wide swath of trees out. I assume it was for a pipe line.
Leasing popular park land to a gas company is like renting a church for a porn convention. There are some places that should be off limits.
But at least the notice was polite.