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C&O since DC flooding around 9/11

M from Houston from Houston on 9/20/2021 5:01:24 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. THanks

Edward from North Carolina on 9/20/2021 11:31:21 PM:
It seems that storm was concentrated to the south west of the C&O. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/09/17/flooding-dc-alexandria-arlington-fairfax/

Ken C from Littleton CO on 9/21/2021 8:17:16 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.