Lakeville Journal

SALISBURY — Walking up Falls Mountain Road on Wednesday afternoon, July 22, two thru--hikers kept a brisk pace as they talked about the big Appalachian Trail news here in the Northwest Corner. The recent demolition of the Amesville bridge has left many hikers confused, as they struggle to divine the meaning of the orange detour signs that show them how the trail has been rerouted to bypass the bridge.

The hikers introduced themselves as Taco and Shell (all AT hikers take on trail names; it’s a thru-hike tradition).

“Word got out and spread fast,”...