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As to the GAP trail and the Steel Valley trail, that's been a story of two types of companies. Many of the old industries, including CSX, who owned property along the route have donated or sold it or made easements. The lone hold out is Sandcastle, a family water park whose parking lot blocks connection between the north and south ends of the trail:


The link above is to a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article describing the goal date of completion: 11/11/11.

I've done this ride and will do it again when I can go roadless from Georgetown to the Forks of the Ohio. For those of you who quit in Cumberland, make a promise to yourself to huck over the mountain to Myersdale and beyond. If you thought you were alone in the Paw Paw tunnel, wait until you ride along the Casselman River. It's something every DC rider should try once.

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