Aug 8



Crawford Avenue is open, but the access to Devil’s Den is closed. So where to people park who want to see Devil’s Den as a busy weekend begins at Gettysburg? This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Friday, August 8, 2008.

Crawford Avenue is now open, but the access to Devil’s Den in Gettysburg National Military Park is closed. Cars are not directed where to park, so they are beginning to park along Crawford Avenue and Warren Avenue. This has potential to be a mess, especially for buses that attempt to get through this area on a Friday afternoon in August.

See our other posts on closures in and around Crawford Avenue on August 6, 2008 and August 18, 2008.

See our post on the Devil’s Den access closed during Labor Day Weekend in August 30, 2008.



One of the places they choose to park is here along Crawford Avenue, where the National Park Service has previously discouraged parking. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Friday, August 8, 2008.



Visitors, such as these who are walking into Devil’s Den parked at another location. They had passed by the cars in the previous photograph, not knowing that Devil’s Den was closed. So once they reach that point of no return, where do they park? This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Friday, August 8, 2008.



They are beginning to park along Warren Avenue, which is a two way road. Although signs at the east side of Warren Avenue say it is closed, cars have been ignoring it and coming west along it anyway. This view was taken from the west facing east at approximately 11:00 AM on Friday, August 8, 2008.



The National Park Service does not want vehicles parking off the road. The vehicle closest to the camera has done this. The vehicle ahead of it has not. The vehicle completely parking on the road, however, is marking it more difficult for vehicles to pass him on the left. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 11:00 AM on Friday, August 8, 2008.



It is not easy for buses to get by this location, and will be more difficult this afternoon. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 11:00 AM on Friday, August 8, 2008.

This Gettysburg Battlefield Tour Bus driver, who knows what he is doing, is almost in the grass on the left side as he passes the cars on Crawford, and before he makes his turn onto Warren Avenue. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Friday, August 8, 2008.


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