From Ken Wilcox:
Friends and polar bears are invited to join us for an abbreviated work party on the new Rock Trail at Larrabee from 10am to 1pm this Sunday (Dec 8). The main objective is to complete the connection from the top of the stairs over to the ridge trail. I was up there yesterday and there’s no snow so we ought to be able to knock it out in short order. Meet 10am sharp at the Gates Overlook at the end of the Cleator Road, or if the upper gate is closed, we’ll meet there at the gate instead and walk the last bit of road to the top.
Directions: Head 4 miles south of Fairhaven, turn left on Hiline Road (before the fire station), which becomes Cleator Road; follow the bumpy road to its end near the top of the ridge. Volunteers do not need a parking pass. We’ll wrap up and be back to the cars by 1:00 pm.
Feel free to invite others. No experience necessary! An RSVP is helpful to be sure we bring enough tools and cookies (email, phone or text, 202-758-8802). Please dress extra warm!
By the way, the trail is built all the way through to Lost Lake Trail, but still needs some fixing here and there. WTA volunteers will be working on that section through the winter and we’ll plan to dedicate the trail with an official opening next spring. In the meantime, you’re welcome to use the trail (with caution), but please don’t announce it in newsletters, media, etc. until the trouble spots have been fixed. Thanks and we hope to see a few of you on Sunday.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.