Sep 7



The gravel walkway leading from Parking Lot#3 to the new Visitor Center has finally received asphalt. The road is the connecting road leading from the Baltimore Pike to the Taneytown Road. The permanent looking sign describing why the path cannot be paved is now outdated. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:45 AM on Sunday, September 7, 2008.

Landscaping, and paving around the new Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park is still being completed before the Grand Opening on September 26, 2008. The sidewalk leading from Lot #3 to the Visitor Center received asphalt this week instead of being a gravel pathway.

See our almost identical post of the sidewalk as a gravel pathway on June 13, 2008.



Farther down the path, the Visitor Center complex comes into view in the distance. This view was taken from the west facing east at approximately 9:45 AM on Sunday, September 7, 2008.



The path leads down to a bridge crossing a ravine. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 9:45 AM on Sunday, September 7, 2008.



The bridge crosses a stream around which some environmental concerns were raised when the new Visitor Center complex was in the planning stages. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 9:45 AM on Sunday, September 7, 2008.



We are now approaching the Visitor Center, and the intersection with the path on the left leading to Meade’s Headquarters. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 12:30 PM on Sunday, September 7, 2008.



After passing the intersection of the paths, we have turned around and looked back at their junction. The path on the left is the one which we have taken from Parking Lot #3. We were walking toward this camera position. The path on the right leads to Meade’s Headquarters on the Taneytown Road. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 12:30 PM on Sunday, September 7, 2008.



The gravel path ends at the cement sidewalk in the rear (west of) the new Visitor Center. The tent at Ranger Station # 2 is on the right. This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 12:30 PM on Sunday, September 7, 2008.



Some individuals, anticipating the icy conditions that winter will bring, have nicknamed this pathway, “The Toboggan Run.” This view was taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 12:30 PM on Sunday, September 7, 2008.


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