Tuesday, December 27, 2011

rails-to-trails trial...

It's been a loooooooong time since I've been on one of Northwest Ohio's rails-to-trails treks. Back when I was 16 or so...long before the gravel was removed from the rail-bed...but after the railroad ties had been lifted I opted to ride my bike into Wauseon on one of these trails. (Roughest bike ride I've had to date)...but since then...MUCH work has been done to improve these trails.
see http://wabashcannonballtrail.org/
Anyhow, thanks to Chris...we have a new addition to the family. Shay...a Rat Terrier/Border Collie mix rescue from Kentucky. She's very shy and timid...and not real broke in when it comes to trail experience. So I decided to take her on her first trail hike on the Wabash Cannonball Trail...since I knew we likely wouldn't come across any other walkers/bikers/hikers.
There's something very peaceful about walking through the flatlands of Northwest Ohio...looking out over acres and acres of farm land.
And Shay did a rockstar job...a little skiddish at first...but I suspect this was one of many romps on the trail to come.
This particular section of trail is most certainly fit for mountain biking, trail running or walking. LOVE the idea of "recycling" unused railroad tracks for recreational use!!!
Special thanks to the rails-to-trails conservancy who has made it all possible! http://www.railstotrails.org

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