Take Care the Trail You Choose

In 2007, Highway 35W dropped onto the bike trail that I had used for commuting to work at the University of Minnesota.

Almost seven years later, and a little further south, that same trail was hit again.  On June 19th 2014, during a record-breaking day-long rainfall, a mudslide blocked both the bike path and the road along the west side of the Mississippi River.

That’s my commute route.

I hadn’t heard about the mudslide, so when I saw the detour signs this morning (June 20th) I figured that it was just that the water was high.  I found another route to work.

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