Mar 29

Warren Avenue Update

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The battlefield in bloom along Warren Avenue yesterday afternoon. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

We parked on Wright Avenue near the monument to the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment. Visitors took advantage of the good weather and were out in force on the southern end of the field. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

We’ll walk down Wright Avenue to where it becomes Warren Avenue at the intersection. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

The road is now once again open like it used to be, with the roadblocks making it one-way on the left of this photo having been removed. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

This view was facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

This view was facing southeast at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

The 38th Pennsylvania Infantry monument is always well-lit in the afternoon light this time of year … This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

… and in the foreground is one of the first major pieces of erosion improvements made the last time we visited in December. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

The 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry monument. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

When the roadside was washed away by flooding, it was clear that improvements needed to be made. TheseĀ netted erosion control blankets / open weave textile products were installed along the road and have grass growing through them. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

On any busy day on the battlefield one can always look up at Little Round Top with the guarantee that a few visitors will have climbed the steps in the 44th New York Infantry monument. The monument to the 16th Michigan Infantry is on the left.This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

It’s good to see this battlefield avenue repaired before summer visitation begins. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.


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