A strong turnout for the November trail work party - bolstered by volunteers from Madison House, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and local cub scouts - blazed an entirely new segment of the Rivanna Trail loop, connecting Stribling Avenue and Sunset Avenue. This connection replaces what had been one of the longest road walks on the Trail, and is possible thanks to an easement from Stribling Holding LLC.
When walking the loop trail counter-clockwise, turn right on Stribling Avenue after passing through the bamboo patch below the Forestry Department, then right again immediately after crossing under the railroad bridge. Pass through the field, cross the driveway, and then descend to the rock hop across Moore's Creek. The trail continues along an old farm road, and then turns left along Sunset Avenue Extended before meeting up with the Sunset/Azalea segment at the pedestrian bridge.
Photographs by Rob Cook