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Thread: May 2021 - Road and Trail Conditions

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    Default May 2021 - Road and Trail Conditions

    Goslings! And guardian (often hissing) parent Canada Geese are out on the trails. Be careful.

    And this is starting out to be a season with a bumper crop of trail-side poison ivy - be wary when stopping at the trail sides and, soon, hanging greenery.

    Happy May!

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    I don't have much to add other than I hate the South Capitol bridge and connecting intersection near Nat's park and can't wait for the new bridge and intersection work to be completed.

    Also the stretch of protected bike lanes between that intersection and Audi field is a joke of parked cars and debris.

    From Audi field on north and east is quite nice, however.

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    Goslings abound on the upper end of the MVT

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    Tree down across Donaldson Run Trail between Vermont and Military (I've notified Arlington Trails)

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    A bit of car on wall action going on along the Crystal City Connector

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    That's all I got

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    It seems that beavers live in the Sparrow Pond along the W&OD. Huh, who would have thought that!

    Arlington has a plan.Sparrow Pond.PDF

    The fact that the County seems surprised that beavers moved in is pretty funny. That is pretty much what beavers do.

    I'm eager to see the testing protocols to ensure the frogs and turtles that are rescued and relocated are not diseased.

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    Rode past last week and it looked like the County had poked a hole in the dam and put in a plastic culvert. I have mixed feelings. Beavers are my spirit animal but this lodge exacerbated some major seepage issues from this pond on to Four Mile Run Trail. I used to live directly across Four Mile Run from this pond and the seepage was causing lots of icing in the winter.






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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    I'm eager to see the testing protocols to ensure the frogs and turtles that are rescued and relocated are not diseased.
    temperature tests and masks, unless they have a vaccine passport

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    This morning on Eads (southbound). It seems scooter users can be as selfish as, well, everybody else.

    A bit of Lumberjacking might have occurred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
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    This morning on Eads (southbound). It seems scooter users can be as selfish as, well, everybody else.

    A bit of Lumberjacking might have occurred.
    Looks like you and I didnít make the cut for the rapture like those scooter riders.


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    Last night's thunderstorm created a shitty situation at Gravelly Point. Trail is unaffected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    Last night's thunderstorm created a shitty situation at Gravelly Point. Trail is unaffected.

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    What time was that? I went through at about 6:40am and did not see them all fallen over, but I was likely more concerned with not running into the NPS garbage truck parked next to all and on the trail with the door open. Maybe the crew had just righted them?

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