The End of the Nickel Plate

Waning Gibbous Moon

I enjoyed another warm sunny day on the Nickel Plate Trail into Rochester today. Lots of animals – turkeys, squirrels, mallards, cardinals, robins, redwing blackbirds, kitty cats, doggy dogs, moo cows, sheep, and a Palomino. This trail is not quite as nice as the Cardinal Greenway, but it’s still pretty smooth.

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Just south of Denver yesterday, I crossed the Eel River on a bridge with an ADT marker.

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From Rochester, I get to travel in a more westerly direction for a change. When people ask me where I’m going, I say, “California!” And they say, “Really? Why are you walking North?” And I say, “Because I don’t know! The Turn by Turns don’t turn!”

At each intersection on this trail there is a sign that tells you the name of the cross road or town.

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And a sign that lists the trail rules. Ya can’t say they didn’t warn ya.

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At the end of the trail is a nice new gazebo and a huge parking area. Well done, Nickel Platers.

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From inside the gazebo, you can see what used to be.

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Rain is coming. I’m going to play it by ear in the morning. If it’s pouring kitty cats and doggy dogs and I can get my Friends and Family rate at the Quality Inn, I just might sleep Monday away.

Peace, Love, and a Rain Check,
Palomino

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