I've noticed a few complaints about the trails not being trimmed. Just a reminder that the SIUE trails have no paid staff taking care of them as some of the County parks trails do. Trimming back brush is an entirely volunteer effort. If you ride or run here, please take some time and help out, otherwise they may not be much fun to use this summer, as the jungle is encroaching.
On a related note, the P-D had a photo gallery this weekend with some pictures from the Mississippi River Festival. The familiar poles and cables that are lying on the asphalt near Trail #1 are pretty recognizable. It's pretty amazing how the site has been reclaimed by nature.