Bike trail, abandoned

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September 2015

I took another hike through the rock slide area on the bike trail today — I really do try to stay away, but there’s something really fascinating in the destruction. After more than a year, there is still no definite date for the trail to reopen; progress seems bogged down by environmental reviews, safety considerations, financial responsibility and other bureaucratic stuff. I hope the trail can be repaired and made safe for use while still preserving the special quality of the bluffs along this stretch of Lake Natoma.

I wanted to take a look at some pictures I took when the bike trail was still open and in use, comparing them to what the same area looks like today.

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The former bike trail is now littered with boulders the size of small cars as well as randomly placed concrete blocks — these were originally lined up along the side of the bike trail to help stabilize the cliff base.

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June 2016

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