A pretty good ride none the less.
This afternoon, I had some time to kill in Des Moines, so I thought I'd check out the High Trestle trail. Well, the distance from the truck stop where I'm parked to the trail would have been more distance than I was looking to ride, never mind getting on the trail, so I looked for other options.
I looked up a trail map, and was surprised and pleased to see that a trail passed right by the lot I'm parked in. I drove right over it when I turned in the driveway and thought it was just an extra wide sidewalk.
Here's a pdf of the trail map. I'm parked on Douglas Ave at I 80/35.
So, I got on the trail, first heading east, and followed a bunch of those red squiggly lines. Nice paved pathway through mostly wooded area made for a very pleasant ride.
I stopped to sit for a while with these folks, but I may as well have been talking to a couple of bronze statues.
A look at part of the trail'
When I got back to the truck stop, I still had gas in the tank, so I followed the trail the other way for a stretch. I came on this pair of deer. They didn't seem too concerned about my approach.
Wish I could find more of these jewels in my travels.