Hi! Thank you so much for posting these pics!! I finished my Pittsburgh to D.C. trip yesterday and it was an AMAZING experience. I’m so grateful that both the GAP and the C&O Canal Trail exists to offer bikers such a great recreational experience.
Below is the stroke fundraiser page for the American Stroke Association that speaks to my unique story in dealing with stroke and why I decided to rise to the challenge in making a small difference.
crap, I guess I have to stop telling people I was the last one to ride the c&o. i finished late on 9/30 ahead of the shutdown. were there any actual effects of it? I heard they locked the porta-johns and took the handles off the pumps, any truth to that? did they close the gates? kick people out of camp?
regardless, glad you didnt get derailed on your trip and congrats – that’s an amazing story. I agree 100% that it is so great to have that trail here.
I was camping along the C & O Canal Trail when the government shut down. On Tuesday morning, they came to my campsite and zip-tied the porta-potty and took the handle off the well pump. There were signs on all the porta-potties that due to the government shutdown the parks were closed. However, I was told (and it was apparent) that the trail remained open for use as a through way. I had no issues, aside from obtaining water and using the restroom, while travelling back to D.C. on the last two days of my trip.
One more example of why it’s a good idea to bring a few zipties along on long trips.
Oh, watch out for chains across the Capital Crescent Trail, and who knows, maybe others: http://www.cctrail.org/CCT_Conditions.htm