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FreeWheeling Easy: Trip Reports


Mary Shaw and Roy Weil

Freewheeling Easy, the book
September 2001

Canoeing in western PA
About Mary and Roy
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  In September of 1997, we rode from Washington DC to near Pittsburgh Pa, using the C&O Canal Towpath and the rail-trails of the Allegheny Trail Alliance as much as possible.

As a side effect of the September 1997 trip, we compiled a cue sheet with directions for the road segments that bridge gaps in the current trail.

In March 1997 we spent a few days riding in the Washington DC area. They have been creative and aggressive about developing trails. In a number of cases, incorporating the trail with other transportation has been challenging. Some of their solutions to these problems may inspire other trail builders. We took pictures of some of these solutions to trail construction challenges.

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9/97: Wash DC to Pittsburgh PA Cue sheet for gaps in DC - Pit Trip Report McKeesport - Pittsburgh Construction Challenges Who knows what's next?

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As always we have made a serious effort to present accurate descriptions.  However we are human, trails change with time, and we occasionally receive incorrect information.  Therefore we can not be responsible for discrepancies between these descriptions and actual trail conditions.   Use common sense, judgment and be careful out there.