Saturday, February 22, 2020
For the past 5 years Toll Brothers has been planning on redeveloping the WMAL transmitter field located at 7115 Greentree Rd in Bethesda, MD. They have developed the plans and gotten the approvals, but there hasn't been much in the line of changes on the ground.
The field has long had a path running long the edge making a large 1.25 mile circuit that is popular with runners and dog walkers. The fence impacts this path in a number of places. From Greentree Road around to Derbyshire lane there are on or two short stretches where you have a narrow spot between the fence and the brush, but these are easily navigated.
From Derbyshre to Renita Lane the fence is far from the path and doesn't cause any problems.
However, getting from Greentree road to Renita Lane along the I-495 side of the field requires being a bit more adventurous. The fence is very close to the brush for the whole length.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Part of the playground at Stratton Park in Bethesda, MD is closed off for improvements. This closure is expected to last until the summer.
Friday, January 3, 2020
I went for a hike at Great Falls earlier this year and found this tree stump smiling at me. Or maybe it isn't really smiling, it could be blood driping down its face. The mouth is actually a shadow cast on the stump from the short tree at the right of the picture.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The lock gates on the C and O Canal at Great Falls Tavern have been in pretty bad shape for a while. That is changing however. I went there today and locks 16 and 17 have been rebuilt and Lock 18 is in progress. The towpath is closed between locks 17 and 18, but there is a temporary path on the far side of the canal, so no need to stay away.
There still isn't water in the canal because they are currently working on Lock 19. Lots of sediment has built up in this section of the canal and it looks like they will dig that out as well.
We've had nice weather for the past week or two and I'm glad I've gotten out to enjoy it. Hopefully you have been able to spend time outside too.