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08/30   Hot Hills
08/31   Maquoketa Caves State Park
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09/02   Flags
09/03   Maasdam's Wheel Art
09/04   Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
09/06   Fred's Bike Shop
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09/29   Hole N''The Rock
09/30   Newspaper Rock
10/01   Comb Wash up
10/02   Natural Bridges National Monument
10/03   The Burr Trail
10/04   Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
10/05   Escalante
10/06   Escalante Mountains and Red Canyon
10/07   Coral Pink Sand Dunes Park
10/08   Dinosaur Tracks
10/09   Snow Canyon State Park
10/11   Cathedral Gorge State Park
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Flags

2016-09-02

tl;dr: I visited the Brooklyn Community of Flags.

So far every place I've camped there have been a lot of coyotes. They howl all night. Because I camped near water, there was also a nearby flock of geese doing their "we are geese and we honk all night" thing. Then there was howling in that direction. Then flapping of wings. Then no more geese. Good job, coyotes.

My front tire was out of true this morning. I never noticed that yesterday. One spoke was really loose and a few others needed adjusting. I wonder if that deer stomped on my bicycle tire before it ran into my tent?

These hills are starting to get to me. They aren't tall, but they are excessively steep. I take gravel roads when possible, and the gravel is composed of bigger rocks, which isn't all the bicycle friendly. Oh well. This will just get me in shape for farther west.

I'm pretty wore out, so I checked motel prices. It turns out it is a holiday weekend. Welp, no motel for me this weekend. I'll just push through. Fortunately the weather has been beautiful.

For most of the day, farms were spread out and there were many viable camping spots. Once I left Brooklyn, all the farms were suddenly very close together, forming sentries on the landscape. I had hoped to stop early, but by the time I found a secluded spot near a railroad it was nearly sunset.

good morning Iowa


I just thought this bridge was kind of neat.


I'm not an export or anything, but in my mind landing strips should be flat.


yard deer


turkeys


''minimum maintenance road - level B service - enter at your own risk'' For the most part they were more smooth than maintained roads.


quality vehicles in this area


Brooklyn Community of Flags. US flag, all 50 states, and 6 ''special interest'' flags. I never realized how many designers decided on ''blue flag with emblem''.


I found the hoof prints where that deer hit my tent. Ripped it open.

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