Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Repeated sweeping, Earth Day volunteers, and a stiff breeze have all helped make the trail about as clean as it ever gets. There's no construction or maintenance in progress anywhere from Mill Street to South Road. These are the best conditions you'll ever see.
Today: 18.5 miles. This year: 137 miles.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
The rain and wind brought down everything from twigs to whole trees. Just off the trail on Mill Lane, a hole in the bridge shows the gushing Mill Stream underneath.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Saturday, April 7, 2007
If the map doesn't load automatically, refresh the page. It loads promptly for me in Safari, but not in Firefox.
Monday, April 2, 2007
Your progress along the trail is marked by literal milestones, engraved in Roman numerals of a sort.
These Roman numerals run from top to bottom. The numeral I lies on its side and V stands upside down. X is the same any way you look at it. There are no prefixes: four is IIII, not IV.
Westbound distances start from Alewife Station in Cambridge, where the trail entrance has no distance marking, and end at Bedford Depot Park with milepost X. Eastbound distances start with mile I at the Depot, so the two sides of each post always add up to XI.