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Pine Creek Trail

2011-08-25

tl;dr: I spent the majority of today peddling 62 miles of the Pine Creek Trail.

It was a long and often tedious journey, but I'm finally finished. I accomplished a thing that had turned many another away in bored disgust. I read all the way through Dune by Frank Herbert. I know it's supposed to be a classic, and because of that I suppose it was worth the trouble, but is it ever slow and confusing at times! If nothing else I might recognize a few more pop culture references. "If you walk without rhythm you won't attract the worm."

You haven't heard thunder until you've heard it in a deep valley.

I spent the majority of today peddling 62 miles of the Pine Creek Trail. This is a superb cycling trail. It's probably too soft for narrow tires, but anybody else should be fine. The trail is built on an abandoned railroad, so although there is a slope it is almost indiscernible. Check out the pictures.

It was supposed to rain the entire day. It didn't. But I still got a little wet.

I've seen lots of critters. The locals tell me the coyotes are really putting a hurt on the deer population. I can't see it. I saw so many deer today I stopped trying to take pictures (not that any of them turned out well). Heck, I was watching three of them as I stood by my tent eating dinner, and even more showed up later. By the time it was too dark to see there were at least ten visible at once.

After sunset I thought I heard gunfire and assumed the deer population was being illicitly reduced. But I then noticed fireworks a few fields over.

near the start of the Pine Creek Tral






fish




a spring (I hope)


deer












bears




a good place to camp


a few more deer

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