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Paw paw tunnel closure

Chris Scanlon from Skokie on 5/14/2022 5:52:17 PM:
Any one aware of any shuttle options around the tunnel? Planned to be there on 5/16 Thanks

Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 5/14/2022 9:50:23 PM:
Below is the text of a forum post more than a year ago about a shuttle at Paw Paw. You might try this contact number to see if this service is still being offered. Bikepath B&B Paw Paw, WV, April 22 at 6:45 AM · TUNNEL SHUTTLES Hi, everybody. Again this year, the Paw Paw tunnel is closed at the downstream end, requiring a detour over the mountain. NPS projects this will last through the summer. I will be offering shuttles, either to the top of the mountain ($30), or downstream to Little Orleans ($60), for those interested. I did this last year, and it worked out well. Everybody called ahead, and showed up on time. BTW, these are good prices ($90, and $120 were the rates quoted to me by guests last year). Which is understandable, because other services are not based here, and must charge for the additional travel time. Anyway, if interested, please call ahead, 304-671-5153. Availability is limited, I still ride 4-8 hours a day, and run the B&B. PS Most of you can do the detour push, though it is a chore and a half. Dan

Chris Scanlon from Skokie on 5/15/2022 5:49:07 PM:
Thanks, I contacted Dan and have made arrangements with him. I rolled into Cumberland Sunday afternoon to find the C&O visitor center has been closed, a former volunteer who happened to be there said the park district just locked the door. I can’t vouch for what really happened but downtown Cumberland is a ghost town on Sunday. Plan to pass through any day but Sunday unless you are planning to stay less than 15 minutes. On to Hancock.

Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 5/15/2022 8:25:16 PM:
Chris: If you have the time, please drop a note about trail conditions between Cumberland and 15-Mile Creek following last week’s heavy rain and the status of the temporary foot bridge across Catoctin Creek south/east of Brunswick. Thanks.

TomD from Vienna on 5/16/2022 1:23:50 AM:
…and more rain on Sunday. I hope it passed around the CandO. There are folks on ‘crazyguy’ that are into Day 7 up the towpaththat are headed west, stopped at Huckleberry Hill. I expect they will comment by Monday afternoon, as will maybe Chris, here.