I have to make the call every day with every single comment — many days there are dozens of them. Centennial Trail recreational activities out the front door. If I thought she was unfair or biased one way or another I wouldn’t bother to read MEN, comment ever, or support it financially. We are absolutely killing the economy and crime is about to explode. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Seems discriminatory against seniors and disabled. Yes visiting a park or not visiting a park may seem a trivial issue given the weighty issues we are confronted with. People keep their distance they wave from afar they sit alone at a picnic table or they eat in their cars. That is idiocy. It is letting up and flattening, regionally. Project Highlights. City of Snohomish Comprehensive Plan (rev. Users of the Centennial trail will pass through forests and farm land, cross creeks and rivers, and have options to create larger, longer routes by connecting to the Whitehorse Trail near Arlington. I just read elsewhere in MEN today that Snohomish Co. reported the 1st known case of the virus in the whole country on Jan. 21st. After reading the cited article, I’d have to say it is more about who’s done the less bad job of handling the situation than who has done a good job or a “perfect job” (you know, as in perfect phone call). I saw no humor in the put down of others comments. The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Your email address will not be published. There are 4 ways to get from Bellevue to Snohomish County Centennial Trail by bus, taxi, car or towncar. Along the way you can stop for craft beer, coffee, food, playing fields, and playground recreation. Again your right. It IS a verbal attack and not humor! He was in open water, alone, interacting with no one. This project will develop the first 4.5 miles of the Snohomish County Centennial Trail from Lake Stevens towards Arlington. Donation Recognition A Centennial Trail monument is located at Independence Point by Lake Coeur d’Alene. Every PRESIDENT for the past 50 years, at a minimum, would have nationalized the response. Library and shopping nearby. Recognition is offered to those riders at the annual Year-End Holiday Party. The intent behind this is great, but it’s also very ableist. F riends of the Centennial Trail advocate for maintenance and completion of the Spokane River Centennial Trail, connecting trails and adjacent park lands. A sunny day in Snohomish County reveals busy beaches, crowded trails and people parking illegally near parks, the department says. Welcome to Friends of the Centennial Trail. The objective is distancing humans not reducing miles driven — the distancing is too important to be obscured. The wide path runs along the Pilchuck River and past several cities. So banning access to that park serves no purpose except mindless increase of regulations. You are right that the curve seems to be flattening, according to the latest analysis from the UW – I was wrong at that. “Approximately one (1) mile of the Centennial Trail is closed for all public access between Hilltop Road and Wade Road effective June 18, 2020 due to a sinkhole and pending construction. The US topped 8,000 deaths today. Centennial Trail Senior Housing. ” with no sign of it letting up or even flattening, we need to be prepared to make some sacrifices”. The Snohomish County Parks, Rec and Tourism Department has closed parking lots along the Centennial Trail. A limited period of inaction is a very small price to pay. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are … getting better. If a blind person can’t access that park by arriving on foot, do the not get access at all? Cute slogan but illogical. OK, this has gone too far. You can disagree with me all you want — it’s your right. Excellent comments, Nathaniel; I agree with you 100%. So the police went and exposed themselves to him, then presumably took him to jail and exposed him to a cell full of derelicts. The paved trail runs from the City of Snohomish to Nakashima Farm, 8 miles north of the City of Arlington. The Centenial Trail runs for over 30 miles. >Let’s just give adults some credit for self-monitoring. Just be glad you don’t live in Florida where things are getting really ugly really fast. Support your local Snohomish County bicycle club. I’m a runner and could easily run to/through multiple parks on one 10-mile run, while someone with more limited mobility might *need* to be driven to a nearby park in order to be in that space. This blame game and the divisiveness it breeds is a big part of our society’s problems. This has all been panic and government taking all the control it can get. Help them help us. We need to do everything we can to support him by not sending more infected people to him. All scheduled parks events/gatherings are canceled or postponed through at least May 20, 2020. Line 532 bus, line 109 bus • 1h 52m. Starts at First St. near Cady Park (Snohomish) and end at the historic Nakashima Barn/North trailhead, west of SR 9 and just south of the Skagit County line (Arlington). The Centennial Trail continues on the left branch across remote farm and forestland to the Nakashima Barn trailhead, which memorializes the successes and difficulties of a Japanese American … We thank you for your patience as we completed this project and hope you can enjoy the trail this fall! The Edmonds City Park I have frequented in my car (because of back issues) these last 3 weeks have had maybe two cars or four at most. We’re in this together. I don’t know why she deleted it and don’t care. The accessible trail will connect community facilities, including Cady Park, Kla-Ha-Ya Park, public library, future Pilchuck Recreational area, city boat launch, and Snohomish County’s Centennial Trail system that connects to both King and Skagit Counties. I can walk or bike to a lot of places around where I live. Snohomish Historical Preservation Commission member Fred Cruger with his dog, Duffy, in Arlington along one of the history walk sections at Centennial Trail. Like the photo of the windsurfer guy being arrested over the weekend. so I guess the new normal is only those who are young, in shape and able to walk as well as those with enough resources to afford a house within walking distance of City park are allowed to go there and the elderly and disabled are discriminated against. The main thing is people really are taking the government’s study of “the facts” seriously and doing the recommend social distancing and gloves and masks protocols; and we appear to beating the worst outcomes of this pandemic. I suspect if he had obeyed the lifeguard’s whistle and call to return to shore, they would have simply told him to find another way to exercise. That is what I was saying. “P.S. The Centennial Trail is a 30-mile paved multi-use path that starts on First Street just east of downtown Snohomish and runs north to Skagit County. JAN 30 Man, I’m glad you all have this big issue sorted out. The existing gravel trail section between Gene Coulon Park and the Virginia Mason Athletic Center will remain open. SNOHOMISH CENTENNIAL TRAIL. “Social distancing seems to be having the intended effect, and we are not seeing a big spike in infection rates right now. For some reasons the editor thinks it was an attempt at humor, I disagree. March 2016) generally identiﬁes this project on page 5-7, within PARK ELEMENT GOALS AND POLICIES, policy PRO 1.3, which talks about regional linkages and regional partnerships to ﬁnish trail linkages to the Centennial Trail. One small pet allowed residents create community. Perhaps, perhaps not, but from videos, parking lots are seeing a lot of people who are not distancing properly. Inslee, Gov. It’s about that simple. You could have done what you do for many others, and just deleted the “red meat” portion. I think Teresa deleted one of my comments on this subject and that doesn’t bother me a bit. I’ve ridden much of it, though not all at once. >Yes visiting a park or not visiting a park may seem a trivial issue given the weighty issues we are confronted with. The Centennial Trail is a 30-mile-long rail trail in Snohomish County, Washington, connecting the cities of Snohomish, Lake Stevens and Arlington to Skagit County along the corridor of Washington State Route 9. At 30 miles, the Centennial is longer than the Burke Gilman and the Sammamish River Trails combined, making it one of the longest continuous paved trails in Washington! But maintaining strict caution will flatten the curve of the next wave and decrease deaths in this one. I apologize for “trolling”. If you encounter others, maintain a minimum of 6-feet social distance. All we are asked to do is sit on the sofa.”. As has been explained over and over, relaxing too soon simply triggers a resurgence. So I am deleting two comments that followed this. Hey, why we are at it..why don’t we also blame Bush?? No water found. >As has been explained over and over, relaxing too soon simply triggers a resurgence. Gee, I wonder why anyone might blame Turnip for the anemic response. “You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. The trail is paved the entire distance and is wide enough to be pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Or should be. The fun-run 5K and 10k routes start and finish at our “Cheermeister Village” at 811 Rainier Street in Snohomish. I guess. Uploaded: 6/16/2013. Recommended option. P.S. He’s seeing enough suffering and death without “civil disobedience” making it worse. … Stock market starting to look very good to me”, FEB 25 Learn More. The trail is built on the old Burlington-Northern railroad line. Of course you are right. I’m glad that our elected officials are taking these steps – in the UK people are ignoring stay-at-home, and this spreads the virus. Photo by:trailbear SNOHOMISH CENTENNIAL TRAIL. How about this for a slogan Centennial Trail: The Snohomish County Centennial Trail is a 30-mile-long paved trail along a former rail line connecting the cities of Snohomish, Lake Stevens and Arlington to … Your email address will not be published. I don’t understand why my “whole” comment was deleted. This includes getting a group together to go on a hike. They’re treating us all like idiots. To do so is unconscionable and mindless. The paved recreational trail for walking, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding (on unpaved portions in unincorporated Snohomish County) is accessible to persons of all levels of physical ability. I’d say that says our Gov. The Centennial Trail between Wade Road and Hilltop Road had to close for several weeks during a portion of the construction in summer 2020 when 14 to 22-foot deep excavations (openings in the trail) were scheduled. I think your comment is out of line. Pelosi is not in charge of the Federal Government. No leadership is perfect, governing is far, far too complex for solutions that will please everyone, and worse in times like these. My hat’s off to Gov. What we need is a serious discussion of what measures affecting personal freedom we the people will allow in situations like this and when we will tell the government to stuff it. Don, I said EVERY President in the last 50 years would have nationalized the response – Reagan and the Bush’s most definitely would have. This thread is not about relaxing access. Description The 30-mile Centennial Trail starts in Snohomish and ends in Skagit County, north of Arlington. Washington State has 7,984 cases reported as of noon yesterday; that’s up 393 cases from the day before, with 338 deaths. A large parking lot on two levels with portapotties on the upper level. Starting in Snohomish and runs well north of Arlington. Truly a scenic gem. Current Status: Starting in June 2020, and lasting into early 2021, areas of this trail section will be closed to construct 2.5 miles of new paved trail between Coal Creek Parkway and Ripley Lane (see construction map and timeline). Parks staff members say they are witnessing cars parked in front of gates, crowded street parking, and too many users, making social distancing difficult. Comments are closed. The trail is 10 feet wide and freely available to pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, longboarders and equestrians of all fitness levels. Centennial Trail Culvert Repairs Wade Road to Hilltop Road: The Wade and Hilltop Road section of the Centennial Trail will reopen October 2, 2020 after summer construction to fix two sinkholes. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism 6705 Puget Park Drive Snohomish, WA 98296 Phone. It’s time for the civil disobedience to GET REAL. © Copyright 2020 | All rights reserved by My Edmonds News, An online gathering place for neighbors and friends. We just verbally attack those with different opinions until we drive them away. The Snohomish County Centennial Trail is a 30-mile-long (48 km) rail trail in Snohomish County, Washington, connecting the cities of Snohomish, Lake Stevens, and Arlington to Skagit County along the corridor of Washington State Route 9. They’re all getting better. According to Dr. Fauci, up to half the infected could be asymptomatic and thus able to infect others. The hole was temporarily filled with gravel and the area secured with fencing closing one lane of the trail along with the equestrian trail section. ‘If you say I can’t drive my car, YOU (the gov’t) has gone too far…. In the next election, you people are FIRED. This 63 mile, State Park, two-state National Recreation Trail is a treasure for Inland Northwest residents and visitors. Relaxing restrictions at this point allows these persons to spread the infection, possibly at a very high rate. 13 reviews of Centennial Trail "This is a great multi-purpose trail that goes from downtown Snohomish north all the way to Arlington. In a complex and dangerous situation, yes, these people ARE working for us. The Centennial Trail extends a long way, from the town of Snohomish on the south end to an old barn at Nakashima’s Farm between the town of Arlington and Lake McMurray. So now it’s OK to go into a pot shop but these morons have now decided that they can arbitrarily prevent us from parking near a convenient place on the trail in order to walk/skate/bike in the outdoors? Tightening the screws? It’s her publication and her right to print or not print whatever she wants. Engage in outdoor activities only with people in your immediate household (not extended families). Uploaded: 6/16/2013. Those who voted for him ignored his history all for the sake of winning and judges. His problem was that he disregarded an order from a uniformed official. The people who were elected to WORK FOR … Bit of local history on the wall. And yes, Nathaniel, I will indeed ask the ER nurse who was sobbing in her car at the park where she said she found a bit of peaceful respite from the chaos. Length 14.7 mi Elevation gain 1076 ft Route type Out & back. My friend risks his life daily in the ER. As a friend said, “Our fathers and grandfathers went to war. The County anticipated construction in summer 2019 but design, permit delays and the fish window necessitate pushing the project out to 2020. My best friend works in the ER. Do those with mobility issues not get to use parks? You can also subscribe without commenting. Development of the trail began in 1989 during the state's centennial, hence the name, Centennial Trail. And non-criminals are getting fed up with the backwards notion of putting healthy people under house arrest. Bias is everywhere, even here. The project also included repaving the trail section and replanting along the trail. to I’m disabled myself, and a former runner – so I know what you mean. “We think we have it very well under control. Giving up vigilance now, too soon, will certainly result in a spike. Many, perhaps even most, of the people commenting here (and elsewhere) have no concept of what the terms Conservative and Liberal even mean. Plus through most of the trail (outside the Snohomish city limits) there is space for horses to ride alongside. The Centennial Trail is a gem of a multi-use path in Snohomish County. Centennial Trail is temporarily closed from Hilltop Road to Wade Road due to sinkholes and construction for repairs. To have a name engraved on the monument, please contact us or send it exactly as you would like it to appear (not to exceed 22 characters) along with a contact name, address, phone … Not by me. But in the face of many thousands of deaths nationwide, with no sign of it letting up or even flattening, we need to be prepared to make some sacrifices, and maybe for a month or two, not being able to access the park is a small price to pay for life. One said “with Matt Richardson gone the libs are Hungary for red meat.” The other one — which I did not approve — was responding to that in kind, pointing out the name calling related to “libs.” Folks, you can’t have it both ways. “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. The terms have simply become labels to categorize and scapegoat people one happens to disagree with on one issue or another; or even all issues, in some cases, which is really ridiculous. Morons? >Go tell the people in the ER that we should open access to the parks. Pot shops may or may not be essential; some would say they are for medical reasons. The route takes you along the picturesque Centennial Trail. I do think we need to think hard and carefully about what controls we will relax and when. Edmonds loves to celebrate all things related to diversity except diversity of opinions. It is along the old railroad line, so the trail is flat and wide. Cuomo of N.Y. and the House and Senate for passing measures that really should help “we the people” with all the ramifications of this thing. What about people with walkers or wheelchairs? But we’re working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it’s going to have a very good ending for it. If the issue is with crowding at certain popular parks, perhaps the messaging needs to be updated to address that issue while not shaming those who might be unable to be in nature without driving a short distance to an accessible space. COVID-19 can infect you anywhere you gather closely with others, including in our parks,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. The virus is almost certainly killing people who are not included in the nation’s growing death toll, according to public-health experts. Along with this new guidance, the department is also reiterating the current closures: Snohomish County park gates, playgrounds, and bathrooms are closed until at least May 4, 2020. How can calling other comments “stupid, paranoid, and irresponsible” be an attempt at humor? Whether closing Malibu pier or our local parks is logical, that’s a separate matter. Why would you even print the next comment saying Don’s comment is “stupid, paranoid, and irresponsible”? In particular, there has been unsafe and/or illegal parking near Meadowdale Beach, Picnic Point, Lord Hill, Paradise Valley, Wenberg County Park, Heybrook Ridge Park, as well as many of the Centennial Trail trailhead parking areas. Many people are still traveling to parks, creating crowds and making it difficult to maintain social distancing in the midst of a global pandemic. Republicans screw up. I am happy to delete this comment if others find it offensive, and I know Clint won’t mind if I do. What I am saying is, the current level is working, so stop just ratcheting controls tighter. A gleaming arch marks the junction of the Centennial with the Whitehorse Trail, another rail-trail, mostly ballast, leading to Darrington (as of 2015, most of this trail is closed due to damage caused by a mudslide). If you want me to NOT delete comments, let’s try to be kind to each other, OK? The people who were elected to WORK FOR US are continually tightening the screws. Getting out is important to mental and physical health. Runners & walkers can help restore holiday order by Chasing the Grinch out of town on December 19th and 20th. If a huge meteor hit the earth wiping out most life, each side would blame or fault the other for lack of leadership. I really can’t believe that you keep publishing these “unkind” types of comments. Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner. Also to all the great folks in our medical, health, police, military and food distributing occupations that are selflessly endangering themselves by taking care of “we the people.”. These deep excavations were for the purpose of replacing a failed 12-inch culvert with a new 18-inch culvert and a 36-inch culvert with a required 9-foot diameter fish passable culvert. Others need parking access. While there are still many benefits to going outside during this time, follow these recommendations to stay safe: Snohomish County has widespread parks and open spaces in both urban and rural settings. Whatabout Secretary Pelosi does not exonerate this administration. These actions are to discourage travel, stop gatherings, and slow the spread of the virus under Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which has been extended to May 4. She doesn’t owe me any explanations. And those people are all recuperating successfully. The Snohomish County Parks, Rec and Tourism Department has closed parking lots along the Centennial Trail. Washington may be doing well on the national scale, but 338 deaths is not “doing well” on any but a statistical comparison. Really tired of reading these kinds of personal attacks. We need to support them. Thank you for the correction. Letter to the editor: The holiday spirit is alive in the community, Commentary: In review of 2020, Edmonds City Council president addresses COVID challenges, TV comments, Millitary Wire: No safe spaces — When differences lead to divide instead of discussion. They definitely have my thanks, and gratitude for not being political toadies to please the President. See what they say. This is a good way to show support for the trail, recognize special people, or establish memorials. This will go down as an historic failure of the executive branch of the federal government. So that I can assure you.”, FEB 24 Centennial Trail is a 14.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington. Several other culverts between Wade Road and Hilltop Road were identified during design as failed (collapsed or condition meriting more than maintenance) or in need of repair and maintenance. Amazing how the “rules” are bent for some but not for others. Centennial Trail parking lots are closed. Every president for the past 50 years, at a minimum, would have nationalized the response. So the parks are now only for those who are able to walk to them ? More power to her. The development includes the construction of a 10′ wide asphalt trail with a parallel 6-8′ wide gravel equestrian trail. Democrats screw up. I had to go look up the story involving the arrest of a surfer (I’ve been keeping my distance from network news and hadn’t heard). Congress, there is the real leadership. I too am not advocating opening up access in fact I applaud the parks for closing down their playground equipment which has discouraged people from gathering. : I see this happen over and over again on My Edmonds News. Of those perhaps four cars at least two of us are elderly or disabled. 3. Everyone did that during the Obama years…. 3. Keeping things closed is a small sacrifice when it saves lives. We are heading in a bad direction. In January 2017 a culvert conveying a small unnamed creek under the Centennial Trail collapsed causing a sinkhole extending from the trail surface down to the pipe. The Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has reinforced guidelines to help residents understand how to “recreate responsibly” during the pandemic. The new tag line: “If you take a car, the park is too far!”. A gleaming arch marks the junction of the Centennial with the Whitehorse Trail, another rail-trail, mostly ballast, leading to Darrington (as of 2015, most of this trail is closed due to damage caused by a mudslide). and other local officials have done a pretty good job here and deserve our thanks. There will be no detour provided.” Please forward or share this information with your organizations members. No one gathers. If you drive to a park that has lots of room in order to avoid overcrowding one in your neighborhood that seems like common sense. We have clearly been too tolerant of this micromanagement. The 30- mile Snohomish County Centennial Trail, created from abandoned rail lines to mark the centenary of Washington state, is an absolute treasure. But feel free to expose yourself and infect others. 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