Sutton Massachusetts

Purgatory Chasm Photos

July 4, 2012 seemed like a delightful day to go hiking in Purgatory Chasm in Sutton MA. Sadly, while we were there a man fell to his death within the chasm. We were there when it happened, but we did not see it. We had come in to hike along Charley's Loop. By the time we reached the back end of the Chasm there were a group of medical trucks and they were blocking access to the main Chasm route.

We then continued further towards Mendon Road (across the little bridge to the west), to examine that route. After that, we went on Little Purgatory north for a ways. By this point there was a helicopter hovering overhead, and we knew something sad had happened. Eventually it left and we returned out the way we came in, on the southern half of Charley's Loop.

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This first photo is of the new signs the Whitinsville Water Company now has posted along the side of the Charley's Loop. I don't recall these signs being here before. Not very welcoming!

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The pictures on the topic of Purgatory Chasm Photos for this slideshow were all taken by Lisa Shea.

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