In-progress Langdale Park trail map @ VLPRA 2022-12-01

Update 2022-12-13: Dark Branch and Three Mile Branch with trails in Langdale Park by Phillip Williams 2022-12-12.

VLPRA did find an old map of Langdale Park trails. While I was there yesterday, Jeff drew on it the location of bridges he is repairing right now. I did not take a photograph because it is obviously a work in progress.

[John S. Quarterman, Jessica Catlett, the Map, Jeff, George Page, VLPRA sign]
John S. Quarterman, Jessica Catlett, the Map, Jeff, George Page, VLPRA sign

They are also working on designs for new trail signs, as well as for a kiosk at the pavilion and some other informational signs at several other points. They like the WWALS z-fold water trail brochures, and they plan to do one somewhat similar. They are aware of the Georgia Recrational Trails Program (RTP), which grants federal funds for trails just like these, but they don’t want to wait on writing a grant proposal and seeing if they get it: they’re fixing up the Langdale Park trails right now.

Most of the trail names that Phillip Williams and Bobby McKenzie have deduced are correct, but some of the individual ones are not. The part of what I called Trail to the Borrow Pit that extends east of the north-south lot line is Trail J, and it circles back around. Trail A runs south by the lot line all the way across One Mile Branch, then turns west to the Withlacoochee River. So the south side of what I called Trail Southside is actually more of Trail A. Some are part of others: what I called Trail North is part of Trail H.

Jeff has only been there a few weeks, so recently he is still not in thestaff directory of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreational Authority. However, he attested that their Executive Director George Page had indeed been down at Langdale Park Boat Ramp earlier that same day on a tractor removing the sandbar.

[John S. Quarterman, Jessica Catlett, the Map, Jeff, George Page]
John S. Quarterman, Jessica Catlett, the Map, Jeff, George Page

Their Marketing & PR Director Jessica Catlett invited me down to see the map while I was discussing trails with her. George happened to be there, and Jeff came in to report on bridge progress.

Where we were:

[VLPRA sign, 2022:12:01 15:22:09, 30.8550071, -83.2658433]
VLPRA sign, 2022:12:01 15:22:09, 30.8550071, -83.2658433

This is a selfie I took:

[George Page, Jeff with the map, Jessica Catlett, John S. Quarterman]
George Page, Jeff with the map, Jessica Catlett, John S. Quarterman

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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