September 22, 2016
Over the past year the John Wayne Trail has seen record numbers of adventurers...
by Ted Blazak
"It's hard to miss. The Tekoa Trestle spans the north valley wide mouth like a castle, guarding the entrance to our lovely city nestled in the rolling wheatfields of eastern Washington.
And this graceful feat of engineering marks the start (or East end, depending), of the longest rail-trail in North America.
Over the past year the John Wayne Trail has seen record numbers of adventurers, making Schmick's typo-ridden trail-closure bill a blessing in disguise.
The failed midnight land-grab by elected legislators of the 9th District ( read about it here) and the ensuing free publicity (read that here).
The Tekoa Trail Association has lead the latest effort to spur publicly funded improvement not only of the tekoa trestle but of the entire 280 mile rail-trail that goes from Tekoa to the edge of Seattle.”