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Sunset on the river trail (flood)

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Sunset on the Cedar River. (c) 2014 J.S. Reinitz

Sunset on the Cedar River. (c) 2014 J.S. Reinitz

As the June 22 entry alluded to, our favorite bike path is now under water. What a difference a week makes.

Sunset on the Cedar River. (c) 2014 J.S. Reinitz

Sunset on the Cedar River. (c) 2014 J.S. Reinitz

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Trail washout

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Trail at Black Hawk park in Rock Island. (c) J.S. Reinitz

Trail at Black Hawk park in Rock Island. (c) J.S. Reinitz

A few weeks ago we took a trip back to the Quad Cities, and during one of the breaks from visiting relatives we checked out the bluff-side trails at Black Hawk park in Rock Island.

We used to spend a lot of time here. The trails wind through the steep incline that channels the Rock River. There are a few minor cliffs, some overhangs, a small picnic shelter at one end of the trail and huge lodge at the top.

This time we didn’t get very far. There was a large washout that cut the trail in half. We hiked around on the down-river side of the washout and were able to take in some of the features. We made it down to the river and tossed a few rocks in.