FKT: Carley Dykstra - Worcester East-West Trail (MA) - 2023-12-16

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one way
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Total time
2h 19m 52s
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The hardest part about this route is not getting lost. This route requires constant searching for the blue markers (there are areas that are very poorly marked/confusing). I failed a previous attempt by getting turned around and doing an extra 3 miles. I was more prepared this time and followed the course on my watch very closely. To my luck, almost all of the road crossings were clear of traffic so I could zoom through cuz those can eat up a lot of time if you hit them wrong. The mixed terrain keeps things interesting. Trail conditions were challenging - loose rocks, dry slippery leaves, mud - but it added to the charm. I hope this trail continues to get some love, from a user perspective and also a maintenance perspective. The E/W is a beautiful concept, bringing outdoor recreation to an urban environment.