Wonderful 20 miler today. 1.100 feet elevation gain, as measured by my new android program, "Tracks"!! I was extremely pleased that I had absolutely no difficulty with the 20 miles - as easy as pie, even after the"winter" layoff, although I rode several times this winter.
There used to be a stream you could not see, until the beavers moved in!! Now a beauty spot, right off the trail, and 95% of those bicycling by have no clue why it is now so pretty. Nora and I saw a beaver at another spot yesterday.
The first one (five miles from the ones below) was started this last year, and is small
These were terraced by beaver just this year.
And, down the trail a few miles, we have a field full of prairie rats (most folks call them prairie dogs). Cute, but detested by many, including ranchers. There is one in the middle of the first picture.
There are scores of mounds like this, each an entrance to a prairie rat home.