C&O since DC flooding around 9/11
M from Houston from Houston on 09/20/2021 05:01 PM:
Wondering if the flooding 4 days ago in DC affected the C&O trail quality? NPS showing lots open and some previous closures around 84-89, but 4 days ago there were photos of water running down the escalators in Dupoont Circle.
Edward from North Carolina on 09/20/2021 11:31 PM:
It seems that storm was concentrated to the south west of the C&O.
Ken C from Littleton CO on 09/21/2021 08:17 PM:
I looked at the road option someone kindly posted on Reddit stating a google ride time estimate of 33 mins and 2 hill climbs and potential traffic concerns. I am a 59 yr old newbie to distance touring and went for the hill climb detour. Traveling to DC eastbound i did the Paw Paw tunnel detour in 45 mins. I did cheat and road the east side downhill as i have decent downhill MTB skills. I had 2 E mtn bikes pass me on the uphill which i pushed up w 36 lbs in the panniers for reference. West side is single track, east side is 4x4 road, (2 corners were banked, yipee!) Banking w panniers was a hoot...dont tell my wife.