Day 318

My first post-Sandy walk

November 12th, 2012

While Hurricane Sandy notoriously devastated much of coastal New York, the vast majority of the city escaped relatively unscathed. Sitting safely above the height of the floodwaters (check out this map to get a sense of things), most neighborhoods were subjected only to the storm's high winds, which — not to downplay things — did topple more than 10,000 trees in NYC alone. Two weeks later, all the fallen street trees seem to have been hauled away, but there are still plenty of arboreal casualties on display in parks across the city. Here in the Bronx's beautifully forested Seton Falls Park, a trail is rendered impassable by a tangle of downed branches.


  1. Kier from Oregon says:

    welcome back to the road Matt! Glad you and your family are doing OK…glad to have back on the road!

  2. Gigi says:

    So sad to see all those downed trees but happy that those still standing have been showing off their beautiful fall foliage after the hurricane and the nor’easter.

    Happy to see you walking again, Matt. Take care, bundle up and stay warm!

  3. Anna One says:

    I’m glad you’re back too.

  4. This trail may be blocked Matt… but happy trails to you now that you have resumed your quest.

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