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Hog River
< on 2/20/2014 12:18 AM >
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I'm not much of a photographer but here are some pictures from near the tunnel of hog river and inside the tunnel itself from last year. This will be my first thread, I hope I can help!

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this is where the water was too deep to continue walking




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< Reply # 1 on 2/20/2014 12:57 AM >
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Welcome to uer! Nice first post




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Re: Hog River
< Reply # 2 on 2/20/2014 1:19 AM >
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I've always wanted to take a kayak or something through there.




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< Reply # 3 on 2/20/2014 1:39 AM >
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Welcome to uer! Nice first post


Thank you very much! I often see local residents walking/jogging on that stretch of concrete before the tunnel. I have also gotten into exploring more forestry and caves, but there doesn't seem to be many caves in this state worth seeing..




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< Reply # 4 on 2/20/2014 1:40 AM >
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I've always wanted to take a kayak or something through there.


It's very shallow at times before rain, but with the snow-fall it might be deep enough now? Honestly some fishing waders might be enough to explore the majority of it, just watch out for water snakes!




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I took a Kayak through here once. About half way through it gets very deep. There is even a car under the water at one spot. The whole thing smells like shit and there are crazy huge catfish near the end. Its a pretty fun explore.




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Oh that's a fun one.

I went through it with an inflatable boat. It's worth the trip.

If you can get a hold of some railroad fusees, light one up and drop it in the deep part. It will light up the entire underwater area.

Make sure they're the 5 minute railroad ones and not the 30 minute highway ones. The highway ones are nowhere near as bright as the railroad ones and tend to go out when they hit the water.




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I took a Kayak through here once. About half way through it gets very deep. There is even a car under the water at one spot. The whole thing smells like shit and there are crazy huge catfish near the end. Its a pretty fun explore.

I heard about a car being there but I didn't know it was true, whoa! Maybe I can go fishing as well the next time I'm there I just wish I had a kayak or canoe I could rent/borrow..




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Oh that's a fun one.

I went through it with an inflatable boat. It's worth the trip.

If you can get a hold of some railroad fusees, light one up and drop it in the deep part. It will light up the entire underwater area.

Make sure they're the 5 minute railroad ones and not the 30 minute highway ones. The highway ones are nowhere near as bright as the railroad ones and tend to go out when they hit the water.


My friend wanted to take an inflatable air mattress down it but I was afraid where the end would drop is in the connecticut river and convinced him not to. That actually sounds like a nice idea, are fuses like that cheap/easy to find?




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Re: Hog River
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Thank you very much! I often see local residents walking/jogging on that stretch of concrete before the tunnel. I have also gotten into exploring more forestry and caves, but there doesn't seem to be many caves in this state worth seeing..


There are a lot of caves in CT, we checked a bunch of them out when I was a boy scout. Not sure what qualifies them as "worth seeing..." but there's more than zero.

What part of CT are you in? I grew up in Cheshire.




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< Reply # 10 on 2/21/2014 6:20 AM >
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There are a lot of caves in CT, we checked a bunch of them out when I was a boy scout. Not sure what qualifies them as "worth seeing..." but there's more than zero.

What part of CT are you in? I grew up in Cheshire.


I heard about a huge cave in Twin lakes but i hear its super off-limits and the locals love to report people. It's supposedly the biggest in new england?
I'm not too far from hog river




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It's supposedly the biggest in new england?


Is that right? When I was in Vermont there were tons of caves, some pretty large ones too.



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Is that right? When I was in Vermont there were tons of canes, some pretty large ones too.

the bat caves in Vermont are huge too! I want to see them so bad but it's quite the drive from here. From what I read twin lake was the biggest, but most of it is underwater. from what I've read.



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What part of CT are you in?




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What part of CT are you in?
Tolland County. I haven't been anywhere fun in a while since it snowed like crazy this month but I usually am up for doing whatever!





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Tolland County. I haven't been anywhere fun in a while since it snowed like crazy this month but I usually am up for doing whatever!




That's a good attitude to have! Welcome to the northeast forums! Sadly I don't have a car and Tolland is like...half a state away from me. I wish you luck.




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That's a good attitude to have! Welcome to the northeast forums! Sadly I don't have a car and Tolland is like...half a state away from me. I wish you luck.


Thanks! I've been to some places around Waterbury that are pretty neat, has a nice mall




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Thanks! I've been to some places around Waterbury that are pretty neat, has a nice mall


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I just looked up the name, it's called brass mill center, it was pretty big too. worth the trip if you're tired of the malls in your area




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I just looked up the name, it's called brass mill center, it was pretty big too. worth the trip if you're tired of the malls in your area


I grew up 5 minutes from that mall. It's one of the most ghetto places in one of the most ghetto areas in the northeast. Allow me to throw a little smarts on this for you: The area the mall is in? It was declared blight, and taken by eminent domain, but they didn't clear up the entire surrounding neighborhood, just enough to plunk down a mall.

http://en.wikipedi.../Brass_Mill_Center


That mall has places for 4 anchor stores, and there have only ever been 3 in the mall. That's something like 100,000 plus sq/ft of retail space that has NEVER been able to be filled in over 15 years. This mall has a lot of non-chain, local stores, like dollar stores. This is because they can't find enough retail chain stores to rent out space. It's so bad, that they've taken to shuttering some of the stores, and using just the storefront area to put little kiosk areas in, with soda machines and ice cream machines, candy machines etc.

At one point, this mall had *4* Cash for Gold locations at one time.


The problem is that Waterbury is, and has been for decades, a dump. The Naugatuck Valley mall was a small, dying mall, and the developers saw it as a chance to revitalize the area. In Meriden CT there was Meriden Square, another mall that was a lot smaller than the Brass Mill was projected to be, and it's only like 12 or 13 miles away. The Brass Mill developers assumed that building a great new spectacle of a mall would bring in enough shoppers that it would boost the entire economy of Waterbury and bring the city back into prosperity. That's the way they sold the project anyway. What they didn't count on was Meriden Square being able to easily raise the money and permits to expand, and become far larger. Meriden Square is still smaller, but it's in a **FAR** nicer area of the state. Even though Meriden is pretty dumpy too, the part that the mall is in is relatively removed from that, and is closer to the highway than it is to the hood.

The newly expanded Meriden Square has better stores, better foot traffic, it HAS to have more revenue generated per sq/ft rented, and it's just a far less depressing place to be.


So, yeah. I know the mall, I've just never heard anybody call it nice.




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