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Clark Tower

2016-09-07

tl;dr: I visited Clark Tower in Winterset where I waited out rain storms. It was humid.

It was still 79 degrees when I woke up. This is supposed to be September.

By the time I visited Clark Tower in Winterset, radar showed rain storms were imminent. I decided to sit out the rain in a park shelter. Winterset's fire whistle went off just as the rain dumping down buckets. Uh oh. But then I realized it was just twelve-noon.

I finally left Winterset areound 2:00. It was crazy humid all day long. The rain that had fallen didn't dry, but instead soaked into the gravel roads I was riding. Many of them turned soft. A few turned to peanut butter.

I ended up camping down a "minimal maintenance road" that you couldn't even walk on. I had to push my bike along in the ditch just to get down it.

It's amazing how much heat a mesh tent holds in.


good morning rainbow


Marion Robert Morrison was born here. I didn't go in the museum.


Clark Tower. A memorial to Caleb and Ruth Clark.


The view from Clark Tower is not great.


Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge.


Rotary Hedge Maze


waiting out the rain


more of these roads today


This frog was in the road on top of a hill.


Camping with the mosquitoes.

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