November 6th, 2013
We will be hosting the next volunteer trail building day at Byrom Forest this coming Saturday (11/9) from 9am-12noon. This month we will start working on a new trail. This trail will create another loop (approximately 3 miles) off of the top of the Little Flat Mountain Trail and work its way back to toward the parking area through a very beautiful and interesting part of the property with ravines, rock out crops and more.
Hope to see you out there on Saturday! Feel free to contact me with any questions.Things to bring: Hiking shoes Gloves Water Snack Favorite tool from home (I’ll also be providing tools) Address: Byrom Forest Preserve Park 6610 Blackwells Hollow Road Crozet, VA 22932 Directions from town (takes about 45 minutes from C-ville): 1. Follow Garth Road from town to the Piedmont Store in Whitehall 2. Go around the curve to the right onto Route 810 (do not go straight to Sugar Hollow) 3. Follow Route 810 for 7.8 miles and the park entrance will be on the left
Tucker J. Rollins
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation
October 25th, 2013
Ahhhh, sweet October. Such a pretty and cozy time in Virginia. And for the Trails Crew, it’s a very busy month and then a very restful month. After our wonderful 5k event, we are taking a well-deserved rest. We will still have workdays and meetings for the next two months, but it will be low-key. With the holidays approaching, we will turn our focus to our families and the warmth of our houses (and friends houses!).
So be thinking about how you’d like to be involved with the Crozet Trails Crew in 2014; be thinking about our organizational structure and whether you’d like to be an officer; and be thinking about what you’d like to see the Trails Crew accomplish next year.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather of central VA and I’ll see you on the trails!
September 1st, 2013
CROZET TRAILS CREW 5K TRAIL RACE 2013
in conjunction with
the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival
August 12th, 2013
Since last summer, the Crozet Trails Crew has built 4 trail bridges: The Joseph Taylor Bridge (in honor of the winner of the 2011 Crozet Trails Day 5k), The Best Bridge (Named for the mastermind behind 3 of the 4 bridges), the Adam George Bridge (in honor of the winner of the 2012 Crozet Trails Day 5k), and the yet-to-be-named bridge (to be named in honor of the winner of the 2013 Crozet Trails Crew 5k on October 12th). You guys should really take time to walk the open section of the Crozet Connector Trail and check out these great bridges.
Here’s how you do it (3 ways):
1. The see the Best Bridge: Park at Crozet Park and walk down to the lower baseball field. Continue to the back corner where you can see a small white sign marking the trail entrance. Walk down that trail, staying to the right the whole time, and you will Cross the Best Bridge and then you will enter back into the Park on the opposite side of the baseball field.
2. The see the other 3: Park at Westhall in front of the small playground where there is space for about 4 cars. Walk to the end of Summerdean Road and follow the asphalt path down to the stream. Cross the stream (there will eventually be a bridge here) and take a right. Follow the mowed path for about .6 mileand you’ll see the Adam George Bridge, keep walking for another .2 mile and you will cross 2 more bridges. At this point, you’ll need to turn around and return the same way you came.
3. To see all 4!!: Register to race, jog, or walk the Crozet Trails Crew 5k on October 12th (www.crozettrailscrew.org/crozet-trails-day/) and enjoy 1-day access to the whole route! This course crosses 3 private properties and so this is your opportunity so experience the trail that we hope to see become a public trail in the future.