Friday, February 23, 2007
Mostly clear from Reston to Vienna
The trail is mostly clear of snow and ice from around mile 16 near Sunrise Valley Dr in Reston to Vienna. Just east of Sunrise Valley is a patch of snow where I had to walk a few feet. For most of the stretch I could ride in the tracks of a truck that had passed through. Once through that stretch it was clear up to Buckthorn Lane and almost to Hunter Mill Road. The photo at the left is looking west from the Hunter Mill Rd./Trail intersection. There's a stretch of less than a 1/4 mile that's still icy and required walking. From there east to Vienna it was clear sailing. It sure felt good to get back on the bike.