close in but a good getaway.

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User: seamonkey78704 - 2/22/2009

Location: Southeast Metropolitan Park

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Miles Hiked: 2.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours

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I think i may start going here once a week and running the trail. It's a nice mix of up and down hills, even if it winds around a little bit, and feels really short.

I really dislike the trail markers. Every 200ft is one telling you your exact progress, and making it impossible to imagine even for a few minutes that you're lost. I can see why others will like them, but really... its a closed loop hiking trail. Do we really need a numbered marker every 60 seconds?

The trail is very narrow, and feels more isolated than it really is, if you can ignore the low rumble of the city's auto and plane traffic. Unlike some other trails further out, that never really goes away here. On a bright, sunny Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen cars in the parking area and we passed or saw around five or six other couples on the trail. A pleasant indication of the newness of the park and the fact that it hasn't registerd on most people's radar yet.

 



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