What a difference a couple days make. I know this goes without saying but CRPT IS CLOSED. Unless you want to kayak it then go right ahead. For how long is hard to say at this point. From what I could tell this morning it looks to be that 75-80% of the park is under 2-3+ feet of water in spots. I'm not even sure the river has crested yet
. This is the worst year I have seen for this trail in all the years I have been riding it. The wet spring kept most of it unrideable, finally dried out and now this. Mother nature is indeed a destructive cruel hearted b!t@h. If you ever wondered what close to 8 inches of rain in 2 days look like here are some pics from this morning going south to north.
This is at the Edison ct. trail head. That #1 path marker is 4ft tall.
By the Parks & Rec HQ (sorry for pic quality mozzies were bad in this area)
Heading towards the crane.
This is where the trail crosses by the soccer field. Notice the trail post on the left the bottom of it is 1 1/2 ft underwater. The water was rushing over the asphalt so fast it was creating a small rapids right there on the other side. The thought of kayaking it did enter my mind for just a secound.
The bridge coming down from the north ridges. That bridge is about 4ft up from the creek bottom.
With so much of the park being underwater the deer have headed for high ground. I usually find them in the thick stuff in the middle of the park this is the dirt road off of the Riverland Rd entrance. This doe and her two young fawns (still had their spots) walked back and forth wanting to cross but never did they went up that ridge behind them.