It's rare enough to find a resource like this in a more populated area, and to think that there was enough support in a small town like Luray to put together the proposals and funding - well that's saying something. And we've never been on the path when we didn't encounter a lot of other folks out enjoying a walk.
Once the water leaves our little creek, it joins Hawksbill Creek over by Jordan Hollow Inn. From there it flows along US 340 to Luray, a couple of additional creeks adding to the flow - including Upper Hawksbill Creek. So there is the possibility that it would have a lot of water by the time it gets to town, and indeed it did this weekend.
We took the walk twice, each time enjoying a close up view of the surging flows. True to form, we passed many neighbors out for a walk, and a couple of folks out fishing (but not catching anything). There were new bikes (with training wheels) getting try outs. It was a good time.
These photos highlight the water flow in Hawksbill Creek over the weekend. For comparison, there is a recent early December post with additional photos of the creek - it was high water then, but not like this - and you can find it at this link: http://hawksbillcabin.blogspot.com/2009/12/hawksbill-greenway.html