Monday, June 4, 2012

Missouri Miles - DONE

I must admit to being rather unexcited about accompanying Chris on his latest work assignment to the Heartland - that is, Kansas City - but that's because all my brain could conjure up was barbeque and flat row upon flat row of corn.  What I'd forgotten is that at a certain midwestern longitude, the air becomes more humid, the water becomes more abundant, and the predominant springtime color on the landscape is GREEN.  Such was the case with KC.

We found some great trails within a short drive of our accommodations:  Swope Park, BURP, Landahl Park, and Smithville Lake.  All the trails were smooth singletrack, playfully weaving back and forth through the hardwood forests with little ups 'n downs, and all the trails were built by the mountain biking community.  Thank you, thank you, thank you mountain bikers.  I was able to easily get in about 70 miles on these fun trails.  We also ate barbeque.  KC was pretty cool.

This is a short and sweet post because we have been super busy with "stuff" and hopefully will be in a position to relay some very good and exciting news in the near future ! 


Jon Harrison said...

Hey Sue,
I stumbled on your page when scouring for any info I could find about a 14-day CT thru-hike/fastpack and was intrigued by your 50 project... A couple of suggestions: I ran the North-South trail in Rhode Island a couple of months ago, its 77 miles, and over 50 of it is on trails! Its really quite nice, the road sections are a bummer but they're working on more trail sections. Also, I have done sections of the Foothills Trail in South Carolina, 77 miles also, grueling and incredibly beautiful.
Keep enjoying life and creating great experiences for yourself!

RunSueRun said...

Thanks for the RI suggestion, John. Looks like the North-South Trail it will be! A couple of states have had me worried, but I always manage to find some good trails to run/hike.

The 14-day Colorado Trail was, frankly, incredible and one of my favorite adventures to date. Days were long but not ridiculous - I did none of it in the dark so was able to see everything.

The Foothills Trail is definitely the trail that's on my list for SC!

Thanks again and best wishes for your CT journey!

Anonymous said...

Great that you are getting your State Goals done! Miss you out on the La Jolla trails...hopefully see you soon.