Today, Mike and I entered the Bergen Arches with the intention of following it to its terminus. We almost made it to the end-point (or what we assume, from our examinations of Google Satellite View is probably the end).

We were finally thwarted by impassable poison ivy just north of Palisade Avenue. Next weekend I hope to try to find the end and work backwards. It would be amazing if the route spanned the entire cut, emerging near Grove Street.

On the way, we encountered: dense vegetation …

…mud…

… one very dark tunnel (tracks illuminated thanks to a long exposure photo) ….

… and … a shrine!

The sign says: “WELCOME TO EDEN / SACRED SPACE”. Inside the opening at the top, there is a note:

in Arabic? Can anyone read Arabic? Am I holding it upside down?

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