Erwin Greenbelt – Trip Report

Mary Fanslow reporting
Event Date: August 19th

Sharon Burnett, Mary Fanslow and Pam McBride

Sharon Burnett, Pam McBride, Scott Thomsen, and Mary Fanslow enjoyed a six-mile stroll on the Erwin Linear Trail on Sunday, August 19.  Dozens of snapping turtles at the bass ponds and a few great blue heron along Indian Creek also took advantage of the weather to sun themselves.  We walked from the trail parking lot behind McDonald’s to the park adjacent to the fish hatchery, then reversed course to the wooden bridge over the wetlands.  One of us took occasional detours from the group to inspect “interesting non-wildlife” near the trail (mechanical equipment and machinery from nearby demolition and building sites). Another one stayed after the others left to jog eight miles on the path, continuing on out to the Riverwalk area.  We all agreed the Linear Trail was worth a repeat visit.

F/B Hike: Erwin Linear Trail, Sunday – August 19

Leader: Mary Fanslow, 423-707-5004

Enjoy an easy stroll along the paved Erwin greenbelt which borders Indian Creek.  While the greenbelt length is 5 miles one way, we’ll tailor the length of our walk to participant interest.  We’ll meet in the parking lot between the Colonial Heights McDonald’s and the bank at 1 pm, or alternative meeting locations can be arranged.  Please let Mary know before 10 pm Saturday, August 18, if you plan to go on the walk.  Bring plenty of water.