Time: 59 minutes
Distance: 6.16 miles
Weather: Hot & Humid
A post-work jaunt from the hotel down to the Potomac Heritage Trail. Ran up-river to the intersection with the Windy Run Trail. In the fading twilight, I navigated up the root-strewn, forested trail and into a local neighborhood and then over to the paved bike path along I-66. After a bit of exploring to pad the mileage a bit, I wrapped it up with a jog down Wilson Boulevard and over to the hotel. Home in the a.m.
Check out this washed-out road in the Canyonlands National Park area. This is the road down to Mineral Bottom, which is a key Green River access point below Labyrinth Canyon. We drove up this road after paddling 42 miles of the Green River earlier this summer. Must have been a hell of a rainstorm. Don't underestimate desert storms!
|Mineral Bottom Road after August 19th flash flood. Note the people to the right of the wash-out.|