David Johnson's Travel Blog
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04/18  Release the Cows!
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04/20  Million Dollar Water
04/23  Peoria IL
04/24  Navigating the Grid
04/25  I'm in a flat land
04/26  Ghetto in the Fields
04/27  The Katy Trail
04/30  Hermann MO
05/01  Hermann to Jefferson City
05/02  The Mushroom Hunters
05/03  Enter the Ozarks
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05/09  Bennett Springs State Park
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The Katy Trail


tl;dr: Continued down the Katy Trail to Hermann, where I'll spend the week.

My campsite was below some hundred-foot cliffs that blocked sound from nearby roads. I have yet to see a tug on the river. It should have been a quiet night. If it wasn't for that helicopter! Who circles a helicopter at night? Over a river? Every couple hours? For twenty minutes? There was a power plant or something across from me. I can only guess it was related to that.

I hit the Katy Trail early. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Dutzow Deli & Restaurant, which I don't think showed up on my map. This particular Katy Trail stop also had restrooms with running water.

There is a pile of Lewis and Clark signage showing a time before the US Army Corps of Engineers turned the Missouri River into a giant ditch.

There were far fewer folks on the trail today. Thanks to the trail's ever flatness and a good tail wind, I made it all the way to Hermann MO by noon. My choices were to stop in Hermann, try to peddle all the way to Jefferson City today (not likely), or camp again and try to get to Jefferson City tomorrow morning before work (nah).

So I stopped in Hermann. Apparently the town was packed full to see a classic car show, but somebody shouted "hail!" and everybody scattered. By the time arrived it was a ghost town. I pulled up to the Hermann Motel just as it started to rain.

good morning Missouri



cave art

more caves

loose calves

more caves yet


cliff geese

Missouri River

smooth green snake

I am south already?

Missouri River

storm coming

classic cars in Hermann

vinyard in Hermann

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