Re: Summer Short Series schedule update
I am getting ready for my Summer Short Series event this Saturday. We'll be starting from the Telegraph Road parking area at 4:00 p.m. To get to the Telegraph Road lot, drive towards the Visitor's Center and turn right just before the Center. This will take you to the parking lot. There is a bathroom there. Don't forget there is a $5 fee to get in to the park if you don't have some sort of park pass.
The woods are definitely thickish thanks to all of the rain this spring and summer, and the spider webs are abundant. I haven't had too much trouble with ticks this year, but I've also been liberal with the bug spray. Quantico Creek should be crossable in all of the places mapped as crossable. The suspension bridge, which had been closed for a while, is now open again, with a "one person at a time" load limit.
I was originally going to try to have a picnic afterwards, but the weather looks iffy enough that I think we should stick with a restaurant. There aren't too many options, but I'll scout something out this week. There are some newer shopping centers north on Rt. 1 that might have something interesting.