With the help of students from UVa's Alternative Fall Break, the October work party began the task of reopening a spur trail running just west of the Warner Parkway. The original trail was closed during construction of the Parkway, and had become totally overgrown and impassible over the past few years.
The reopened spur starts along the fence at the west side of the CHS football field on Melbourne Road, and runs north about a quarter mile. The trail ends at the old-growth kudzu patch, but future work parties will clear through to Meadow Creek at the culvert, making a mini loop with the RT on the east side of the Parkway. Even in its incomplete state, it's an addition to the Rivanna Trail worth exploring.