Lo and behold, there stands the water bottle on the trail,
Looking completely out of place, and close enough to see detail,
It was left there on purpose, of that I do assure,
The reason why shall remain a mystery one has to endure.
(With apologies to the purists of poetry.)
The picture was taken during one of our Sunday walks. The trail has been completely redone in this particular section of the C&O Canal towpath. The park service is working piece-by-piece on the entire 184.5 miles of trail that exists. I suspect it will be a few years before it is all done.