Friday, February 1, 2013

What ever happened to Maple Trail?

Ann's broken wrist is coming along and it wasn't icy, so she planned a loop route instead of an out-and-back-- meaning hills! She also included the long section of the Maple Trail, which we haven't really done in more than a year, since it's been closed.

Ann at a bend in Wildwood, about to head down Cleator. 
We also went down Cleator, which we usually run (WALK) up. It's steep and nearly as difficult going down as up. When we got down Firelane 4 to the intersection with Maple, there was a big white and orange block, but it was moved to the sign. We went for it.

Firelane 4 has an old sign.
We finally discovered why Maple has been closed-- a downed and now completely missing bridge. It's long and high up, too. But people have picked a decent path down to the stream and across. As it gets muddier, this little route might erode and become more difficult. It was nice to be on an old favorite trail again, one we haven't run in so long that it's practically new to us.

The missing bridge on Maple Trail.

Birch - ww .22
Ww - cleator mm 7.5 - 15.45 7.95
Cleator - Leif .24
Leif - fl 4 .36
Fl 4 - maple .21
Maple - Leif .97
L - wild cherry mm 4.2 - .35 3.85
Wc - ww .56
Ww - birch .39
Birch - out .22

Total 14.97

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