It’s even worse than it was when the ballast was first removed and presumably sold, although it was originally supposed to remain to form the basis for the trail.

This trail cannot possibly be built for $1.4 million. Apart from the costs for new ballast and decking for the fancy new lookout, landscaping alone will cost thousands. Isn’t a trail supposed to be for people to view the natural beauty around them? Why is the county raping the landscape?

A lot of people were cynical about using vibrancy funds for this trail in the first place, but it’s a sure bet a lot more tax money will be poured into this before we’re finished.