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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    It was warmer here today, but a hellacious wind had whipped up over the mountains, causing havoc on the trails. Sticks are down everywhere, but a large 2-trunked tree blocked my way here:
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    I tried to move it for a while alone, I did clear a lot of branches, and then this guy on a bike, he was wearing a Broncos shirt, on came along, and between us we dragged the tree trunks off the trail.
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    The wind got worse and worse, dust and grit blinding me, and more than one grit-gravel facial forced me to turn around sooner than I had planned. K
    Nice! Two points for a random act of goodness. One more point for enlisting a passerby. Two additional points because that passerby was John Elway. 5 points!


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    A message from Kurt from the Four Mile Run Conservatory for those who came out last Saturday:

    Thank you for taking part as a volunteer at Saturday's Clean Stream Extreme clean-up at Four Mile Run Park. The work on both sides of the Run was fantastic: on the south side of the Run we collected 15 bags of litter plus a metal post and a tire, all together weighing 278 pounds. On the north side, we pulled out two shopping carts, six tires (one with wheel and brake attached), and several other large and heavy items. We couldn't reasonably weigh it all, but it was easily 500 pounds, very likely twice that.

    I would especially like to thank you and the Freezing Saddles group for the work you all did there between Route 1 and the ballfields. As you know, it is a location that sees a fair amount of litter, and it really needed some love. Please share my thanks with the team you brought; I will email them individually, but I can already see that some of the email addresses on the waiver sheet might not be legible enough for me to get right.

    If you have photos from the outing that you would be willing to share, please do. We have posted some, and you are welcome to view and add your own here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RcSkhXyrfYjmwQ8v5

    Please consider joining us at the upcoming Four Mile Run Valentine's Cleanup from 2:00-4:30pm this Saturday, February 9. Also, you can enjoy the Morning Stretch @4MRMarket throughout February and March (and potentially beyond) with instructor Julia Valentine for Sunday morning gentle yoga - ideal for beginners - and help raise funds for park improvements (bring your own mat & water bottle, suggested donation $10).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I neglected to take a picture of the whole group but thank you to Adam, Leo, Chris W, Robyne and Casey Kane for coming out yesterday to clean up Four Mile Run. We were able to get most of the trash along the Alexandria side of the river from Commonwealth Ave to Route 1.

    There is still lots of trash out there and I hope you’ll join me next Saturday for the special Valentine’s Day edition cleanup. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/four-mi...ts-52965315685

    Thank you to everyone who came out. Our trails exist mostly because people showed up and gave a damn. There’s also great power in forming and joining groups. This cleanup and next week’s was put on by the Four Mile Run Conservatory.

    Here’s Robyne with the most interesting find of the day, a 20 foot pipe of unknown origin:



    Here’s the haul from 6 people working for 2 hours. The official tally was 273 pounds of trash.


    Robyne gets 5 points for attending an event. An additional two points have been awarded for finding a sweet pipe. 7 points!
    Leo gets 5 points for attending an event. An additional two points are awarded for throwing a frozen dirty diaper at me. 7 points!
    Casey gets 5 points for attending an event. An additional two points are added because he's not even playing and shows up for the love of the trails. 7 points!
    Chris W gets 5 points for attending an event. Two bonus points for doing all the trash picking in cycling gear. 7 points!
    Adam gets 5 points for attending an event. Two bonus points for attending an event for the first time and also bringing his own trash grabber. 7 points!

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    The standings are pretty competitive right now. Full standings are here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

    In the Queen Standings, Chris W is nipping at Josephine's heels:

    Participant Queen
    Josephine 71
    Chris W 68
    Sarah Bee 20
    Robyne 18
    Erin 17
    Millie 15
    Jo 15
    Kate 12
    Samantha 10
    Jessica 6
    Carol 4
    Neve 1


    In the King Standings Chris M and Chris B are battling for the lead, while Steve O trails the pack with negative 999,968 points.

    Participant King
    Chris M 56
    Chris B 45
    Casey 37
    Ricky 31
    Ken L 30
    Sam 29
    Leo 22
    Mr Happy 21
    Jeff L 15
    Dana 15
    Coppertop 15
    Collier 15
    Bob 15
    Andy 12
    HF 7
    Adam 7
    Boomer 3
    Steve O -999968

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    Poor little scooter blocking the sidewalk I use to get home across route 7! So I picked it up and cleared the way!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBGanimal View Post
    Poor little scooter blocking the sidewalk I use to get home across route 7! So I picked it up and cleared the way!


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    Two points for a random act of goodness. One additional bonus point because biking across/along/near Route 7 sucks. Three points! You're now tied with Josephine at 71 points!

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    Just a reminder that the Valentine's cleanup of Four Mile Run is this Saturday and there's still time to sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/four-mi...15685?ref=ecal

    In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm offering two QOT/KOT bonus points when you bring a loved one along with you to help out. I'm counting non-FS friends, relatives, romantic partners and people that you wish were romantic partners.

    I received a note from Kurt from Four Mile Run Conservatory and this is going to be the can't miss cleanup of the year. There's currently 49 people signed up. Kurt was sending out the bat signal for the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail to lend some trash grabbers. I'd love to see us get to at least 60 participants and make a huge dent on the trash that has accumulated.

    I'm also planning on going out for a beer or two afterwards at a nearby establishment and everyone is invited. Bonus points for buying me a beer are probably available.

    I hope to see you on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Just a reminder that the Valentine's cleanup of Four Mile Run is this Saturday and there's still time to sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/four-mi...15685?ref=ecal
    In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm offering two QOT/KOT bonus points when you bring a loved one along with you to help out. I'm counting non-FS friends, relatives, romantic partners and people that you wish were romantic partners.
    Any bonus points if we attend solo - but then, surprise, surprise, find ourselves privately identifying someone in the group we'd wish were a romantic partner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Just a reminder that the Valentine's cleanup of Four Mile Run is this Saturday
    I made it to the farmers market on Sunday for the first time, before joining Komorebi’s Duck ride... picked up some fantastic apples and mandarins (both were varieties I’d never heard of before) and some nice cheddar.
    Thanks again for being the nudge to get me down there in the first place with the Clean Up Day announcement!
    Eagerly awaiting the updated standings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christob50 View Post
    Any bonus points if we attend solo - but then, surprise, surprise, find ourselves privately identifying someone in the group we'd wish were a romantic partner?
    People that care for trails and streams are inherently sexy so I wouldn’t be surprised if you found multiple lust worthy folks on Saturday.

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