Crow’s Nest: trail conditions
With all the rain last week we went a stretch where the grass surface of many trails grew long. Now most trails have been mowed. An exception is a trail that lies across the “spring ditch” from the trail that connects the Creek Trail to the Jacob barn (if you’ve walked it you know it is often wet). The ground there is still too soft to run the lawnmower over it. Some of the rain that fell on surrounding hills is still working its way down to French Creek.
The Creek Trail is still posted closed, though it is technically open to its far end, where the oil tank culvert is being replaced (that project has also been held up by rain and soft ground). You can use it until you reach the work site but please do not enter the silt-fenced area.
The Deep Woods and new Fox Hill Trails (see post below) are dry and clear and make for good hiking.