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New boardwalks on the upper Fort trail!

22 Jun 2019 4:25 PM | Anonymous

A very muddy section of the upper Fort Trail two new sections of boardwalks that were created by two Eagle Scout projects in conjunction with FOGFLP and the Carrie Murray Nature Center.

In March of this year Trent Williams (Eagle Scout) sourced materials from Home Depot and FOGFLP to create four eight by 48" sections of boardwalk on the upper Fort Trail which had been a problem muddy spot all of last year.  The sections were built at the CMNC and transported to the site requiring eight to ten people. The area was so bad that another section of boardwalk had to be built. 

Then in May, the Mountain Club of Maryland together with FOGFLP sourced the materials and tools.  Colin Carr (the other Eagle Scout) organized a crew to help build three sections at the CMNC and these too were transported to the site by hand and were put in place.  Much more digging had to be done for the second section to be completed due to various wet streams running across the trail.  This trail is heavily used by hikers and school kids visiting the CMNC and is one of the main paths down to the Winans Meadow area from the both the Crimea and CMNC areas via the Ridge (Heide's) trail

Where is the park? 

On the western edge of Baltimore, right where Interstate 70 terminates.

39° 18′ 23″ N, 76° 41′ 27″ W
39.306389, -76.690833

Mailing Address:

Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
1920 Eagle Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21207

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