Sunday, February 01, 2009

Sligo Creek Trail Impassable between UMD and Silver Spring

Thursday was a nice, sunny day, and kind of warm. It was perfect for biking. I decided to check out the bike trail along Sligo Creek (plus the Northwest Branch) to see if it had been salted, plowed, or anything.

The answer: parts of it.

The Northwest Branch is fine. There are a few bits of solid ice, but those you can go around. Once you cross the creek and get on the Sligo Creek Trail part, things get bad. I fell once, on a patch of black ice. I was going so slowly, though, that nothing was broken.

I checked it out earlier today (Saturday) and the trail was still covered with ice and showed no signs of even starting to melt.

(I looked for a Sligo Creek Trail committee to report this to, but I could only find these Creekheads: I don't think they'd much care what a biker had to say.)


Kat said...

Eek! Glad you're okay - black ice is the devil. I'm from a part of NC where it never snows/ices, so I'm not used to it at all.

(By the way, have you considered listing your blog on It's a good way to get more traffic, or at least has been for me.)

aak said...

Thanks and thanks! I signed up for Technorati this morning.