Almost Summer Ride, June 15, 2019

We had on Almost Summer Ride on June 15, 2019. Participating were Candace, professor at the CUNY Graduate Center; Scott, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study; Don, former Princeton graduate student and now professor at Youngstown State University (who visited Princeton for this ride), and me, professor emeritus at Princeton. An academic group for sure! 

We started at Washington’s Crossing and rode along the trail next to the Delaware and Raritan Feeder Canal to Bull’s Island. The original plan was to return along the same trail, but we checked out the trail on the Pennsylvania side of the river. It was made unrideable by the floods in 2004 and 2005 and every time I had checked it was still unrideable. But this time it looked promising, so we decide to try it.

It was OK, and we rode it down to Washington’s Crossing on the Pennsylvania side of the river, with a stop in New Hope for lunch.

Wildlife spotted on the ride included innumerable geese, a pair of swans, turtles, a heron, possibly an eagle and an oriole!

The rest of the story is in the photos below.

The track of our ride is on

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