Some Photos Of The Trail - Photos by Gene`s BMX.com|
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05-10-2003 - Loop Trail - Southeast 3rd Street - Hydro Park Photos
( Just some random shots showing some areas of the trail. )
10-14-2002 - Loop Trail - Southeast 3rd Street - Hydro Park Photos
( The new trail a day after paving was done. )
*** Trail Extension To Hydro Park Riders Beware ***|
East Wenatchee, Washington -- 10/14/2002
Trail extension to Hydro Park is paved, but
guardrails still need to be installed
A new trail that connects the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail
to Rock Island Hydro Park is finally paved. But there's more work
to do before the official Oct. 24 opening.
Contractors last week finished paving the roughly 1.3-mile
trail for walkers, skaters and bikers between Rock Island
Hydro Park and the Loop.
And this weekend a number of bikers and walkers used
the new trail, even though it still lacks one key safety
feature, guardrails for steep drop offs along the side,
said Bruce Dawson, Douglas County trail designer.
"We anticipated that something like this might happen, but it's
pretty tough to keep people off a trail like that," Dawson said.
County officials said they still don't have an official name for
the trail, which some have called the Rock Island Hydro Park Trail
Extension or the Columbia River Trail Extension. What they do
know is the trail will offer a scenic view of the river and not
too many hills. "It only drops about 100 feet for the entire length,"
But there are large drops along the side in some locations,
areas where the county plans to install guardrails by the
opening day, Dawson said.
"Officially, it is not supposed to be open and certainly we would prefer
people wait until everything remains to be completed," he added.
CC - Al Diaz, Wenatchee World staff writer.
( Photos looking at Southeast 3rd Street & Highway 28 )
East Wenatchee, Washington -- 07/31/2002
The new 1.3-mile extension of the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail that
is to run from the bottom of Southeast 3rd Street in East Wenatchee, at the
intersection with Highway 28, to the parking lot at Rock Island Hydro park.
The new trail looks like it is starting to take shape.
The construction work looks like they have been working hard.
A Douglas County PUD worker said today the trail work should
be finished by sometime in the fall,
Gene`s BMX took a ride down the dirt plowed out pathway today
and took a hand full of photos of the new trail to be.
It was a bumpy and dusty ride down the dirt trail road.
Check out the Photos, of the new trail to be at:
Photos looking at the construction work of the new trail.
Click On Photos For A Directory Of Photos- Photos by Gene`s BMX.com
*** Loop Lovers Will Soon Have New Ground To Cover ***|
East Wenatchee, Washington -- 05/17/2002
The next addition to the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail
is now under construction.
The 1.3-mile extension will run from the bottom of
Southeast 3rd Street in East Wenatchee, at the intersection
with Highway 28, to the parking lot at Rock Island Hydro Park,
said Bruce Dawson, the project design manager for Douglas County.
The new trail is a continuation of the original trail that loops
through Wenatchee and East Wenatchee along the banks of
the Columbia River. It will link a spur trail that runs from the
pedestrian bridge to 3rd Street, and a disconnected trail
that runs through Hydro Park.
Dawson said the new trail will run along a bench between
the Columbia River and the highway. He said the bank is
too steep to build the trail right along the river.
The path is being built in the same design as the rest of the loop trail.
However, it will offer better views of the surrounding countryside,
pass through unique grasslands and blackberry bushes, he said.
There will also be steeper hills, he said.
"There really aren't any other sections of the loop trail quite like it,"
Dawson said. "The Wenatchee side is an urban park. The Douglas County
side is more of a dryland experience with a serpentine trail. This one
is going to have the nice views and offer more of a physical challenge.
It's going to be a fun one."
He said the extension is a joint effort between Douglas County and
the Complete The Loop Coalition, which is raising funds to pay for it.
The work should be finished by the fall, he said.