|Baseball Bypass (yellow).|
|Old route follows the back of this fence|
When we set out to re-established the trail in the 1990's and mark it with white blazes, we weren't quite sure what to do when we got to that missing section, so we had the blazes directing people to walk directly behind the ballfield fences. It was never a good arrangement and the sunny route tended to become overgrown incredibly fast each summer. There's also lots and lots of poison ivy.
|Behind the War Memorial Building|
|North end of the new bypass trail, looking South|
So we set out to find a new way. In the photo above, looking south, the new route angles down the slope to the left. The former route simple followed the fence to the right.
|The new trail, heading south|
|Much of the trail needed benching|
Most of the new route had to be benched into the side of the slope. It's not a very long reroute, only about 500 feet, but it does re-establish more than half of the long-buried section of the Bluff Walk.
|Continuing south, the trail rises to rejoin the original Bluff Walk|
|1934 path routes shown on Google Earth|