I finally took the time to explore the (still under construction) trail through the river valley near our house. For years there has been a single-track bush trail connecting the utility corridor trails with the nearby off-leash dog park. But as of a few weeks ago, the new development plan kicked into gear and the effort to (eventually) run an asphalt path along that 2-3 klick stretch of river valley wonder began in earnest. I’m excited at the prospect of new asphalt, of course, but as with any big change to a beloved natural area, it’s tough to witness the change without feeling a little sad at the loss. I do support it, though, so I thought I’d get out there and see where the paths run and where the new trails will eventually take us. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of work to be done.