June 04, 2003

A.T. is Closed!

That's right. The AT (Annie Trail) is closed along the Eastern Pasture Branch due to the water hazard created by tall uncut hay grasses sprawling across the footpath. We regret this inconvenience, but due to no period of more than 36 hours without rain in the past three weeks, the grasses have set heads and lodged over into the trail and may not be usable as feed in the coming weeks.

Admittedly, the worst thing that could happen is a traveler could get wet. How wet? One tall skinny bearded walker was observed earlier this morning after returning to the trail head along the Eastern Pasture Branch. He was soaking wet on his fore-side, and was seen pouring water out of both is rubber boots.

The maintenance crew apologizes for any inconvenience this trail closure might cause you. Please feel free to take any of the other trails that remain open; and if you find any berries on your walk, please put them in the fridge. We're out of bananas and need fruit for cereal.

Thank you.

Posted by fred1st at June 4, 2003 11:57 AM | TrackBack

I think you and I ought to get into the Personal Floatation Device business. If this soggy weather continues much longer, we could be rich men.

Posted by: ronbailey at June 4, 2003 02:10 PM

How odd for this man of the dry country to read of trails being closed because the grasses have grown too high. Here we have closures because of flash floods or because the grasses have become so dry that an angry look from a hothead might spark them to flame.

Posted by: Joel at June 5, 2003 02:38 PM

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