|Green patchwork fields near Preston. Amish country|
|The trail north out of Preston along the South Branch|
|The Old Barn Cut, long and always cool|
|Trail nearing Lanesboro.|
New paving. Brand new, eight feet wide,
flat and straight. Wind her up and timetrial
your ass off.
|Cut below the Ox Cart Road.|
The trail rolls over 48 bridges. Big bridges, small bridges, bridges spanning rivers and creeks, fast water and slow water. The fisherman below was working the confluence of the Root and the South Branch. Three years ago a flood wiped out 100 feet of high causeway to this bridge that had been there 150 years. It was rebuilt within a year. I watched him for a while because he had beautiful technique. Alas, skill does not always equal fish.
|Hummingbirds, taken through the window while I was |
on the porch killing peach pie ala mode with coffee.
|World Famous Pies. Great pies, bad music. When it was the Overland Inn, Overland advertised the "Best Music On the Trail" - blues piped in all day, every day. Now it's modern country of the worse ilk.|