The Jail Trail this morning: The trail is completely cleared around where they were doing the retaining wall repairs. From there almost to Bates street a 3′ wide lane has been cleared, but that lane has some black ice in places. The rest of the trail still is mostly covered with snow and ice, which hasn’t stopped quite a few bicyclists, judging by the number of tracks.
Rode the Jail Trail (or Eliza Furnace Trail) this afternoon, Saturday 6 Feb. Totally rideable the whole length, with a touch of caution needed in the shadow of the Birmingham Bridge ramps And at the end by the mail.
Panther Hollow is only about 1/2 cleared of what is not packed down freeze thaw ice. Riding in the grass where it is not packed down ice was difficult due to the depth and now frozen nature of the remaining snow. I don’t see this improving much in the next 2 weeks due to cold temperatures.
Anyone have any report on the Southside Riverfront trail from Hot Metal to Smithfield? How about the Gap to the far side of Mckeesport? I suspect the closure has finally taken effect. It was still rideable 2 weeks ago, but they were stockpiling supplies in Boston and looking like They were prepping to dig up the trail on that section.