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    Default May 2017 Trail and Road Conditions

    I am pleased to report that the paving at the TR Island bridge was completed today as I was standing there. The workers did a great job expediting the paving and then helping a group of us sneak by while they were still working. The entire closure was probably less than 15 minutes.
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    Default NW Branch Trail Bridge Out

    (Hyattsville, MD) - Based on reports both on this forum (kudos to Greenbelt, Brett L, and Bryan on Strava for alerting me to this) and the following Tweet https://twitter.com/MattDLiddle/stat...65117829550081 , the bridge directly west of the West Hyattsville Metro on the Northwest Branch Trail is closed for repairs for an unspecified length of time.

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    Based on the suggestion of @ktharris08, I made the following detour maps:
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    There's some kind of something on the ramp from W&OD to FFX Co Parkway trail. Big hole in the ground and a temporary gravel trail. Sightline is fine going toward the WOD but it's a bit of an unsigned surprise the other way. Temporary trail is narrow and the gravel loose on the edges with some sharp turns. Points for effort, but be careful.

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    Does anyone know what's up with the former meadowy area (now cleared) just east of Carlin Springs Road @ the W&OD? There used to be a desire trail thru there, and there was brief talk a while back about paving that trail. Since then I thought the idea was to leave it "as natural as possible"...and now it is clear cut. What's next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
    Does anyone know what's up with the former meadowy area (now cleared) just east of Carlin Springs Road @ the W&OD? There used to be a desire trail thru there, and there was brief talk a while back about paving that trail. Since then I thought the idea was to leave it "as natural as possible"...and now it is clear cut. What's next?
    Can somebody please post a photo of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
    Does anyone know what's up with the former meadowy area (now cleared) just east of Carlin Springs Road @ the W&OD? There used to be a desire trail thru there, and there was brief talk a while back about paving that trail. Since then I thought the idea was to leave it "as natural as possible"...and now it is clear cut. What's next?
    I passed through there the other day and saw the area had been cleared. There is an informational sign posted, but I did not stop to read it. However, there were a few other areas along the W&OD with clearings and signs that talked about invasive plant removal. I'll pass by there this afternoon to confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    I passed through there the other day and saw the area had been cleared. There is an informational sign posted, but I did not stop to read it. However, there were a few other areas along the W&OD with clearings and signs that talked about invasive plant removal. I'll pass by there this afternoon to confirm.
    Signs say invasive plant removal.
    The project to create a trail connector spur there died an ignominious death a year or so ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Signs say invasive plant removal.
    The project to create a trail connector spur there died an ignominious death a year or so ago.
    I hope that's just Step 1 then. All they did is bushhog it. Otherwise we just have Step 3 = bunch of brown stubble where green used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
    Does anyone know what's up with the former meadowy area (now cleared) just east of Carlin Springs Road @ the W&OD? There used to be a desire trail thru there, and there was brief talk a while back about paving that trail. Since then I thought the idea was to leave it "as natural as possible"...and now it is clear cut. What's next?
    I assumed this was just the usual "Desertification Under the Power Lines" program that Dominion Power periodically engages in along the W&OD to make sure the low brush does not somehow blow into the high-tension wires during a wind event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    I assumed this was just the usual "Desertification Under the Power Lines" program that Dominion Power periodically engages in along the W&OD to make sure the low brush does not somehow blow into the high-tension wires during a wind event.
    yeah, nothing's worse than losing a transmission line to a shrubbery

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