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Great. Then again, its been 40 years and we still don't have an EW trail.

Off topic - anyone see the pack of 15-20 "youth" blocking the CCT at the Canal underpass (around mile 10) waving around a taser this Sunday? That's pretty common on the MBT, but it's a first (for me) on the CCT.

CCT Rider: did you call 9-11? Sounds like something the police would be interested in.

SJE: I did indeed, but I didn't stick around to find out what happened. I don't think the operator even knew what I was talking about - she didn't seem to have any idea what the "Capital Crescent Trail" was, and kept asking if it was near 14th street.

I'll probably stop in at a Park Police station and let them know they should start posting patrols on the lower part of the trail this summer - once "youth" find an easy target, they tend to stick with it, a la MBT.

CCT Rider: There was a successful push to get mile markers every 0.1 or 0.2 (I can't remember) miles on one of the local trails in Alexandria. One of the people who pushed for it now keeps asking why the police/EMT/911 don't use these markers to locate emergencies.

My point is that getting trails into emergency-service systems seems to be a national problem. In Alexandria, everything is a street address and, for emergency purposes, trails are referred to only as trails in parks near a given street address. I don't know what it would take to get trails written into the 911 emergency-dispatch system, but I sure would like to see some progress.

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