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My wife and I decided to do a little expedtion for our 1oth anniversary and take a ride on the Katy. We started at the Sedalia Depot on aug 1st and rode 50 plus ,miles to Rocheport for our nites stay at the Schoolhouse BB. My wife thought we were riding "uphill the whole way thru Clifton City, Pilot Grove. Should have probabley stopped in Boonville for the nite because she was "done" right there.
Those last 15miles into Rocheport I thought I was going to have to go indian and cut a couple of poles, make a stretcher and tie her to my mule, drag her the rest of the way!!! Anyone met "Al" at the Clfton City depot??? We met him coming and going, he seemed to come out of nowhere!!! Offered us water from a jug and was good for some conversation!! Great guy!! We logged 111.44 miles in our 3 day excursion... I personally enjoyed the whole trail except maybe the section from New Franklin to Rocheport. I cant wait to do another section... feel like I should be riding again today...maybe going thru withdrawals or post heat exhaustion???
posted Aug 4 2008 10:57AM - gr, Independence mo

I ran into Al also. He's quite a character, but very informative.
posted Sep 11 2008 1:45PM - Anonymous

We ran into Al at Clifton City too. He was very informative about the history of that section of the trail, enjoyed a great 30 minute conversation with him. As far as the uphill, Rick & I did it east and then back west on a 6 day round trip from Sedalia to Hermann, believe me it is not uphill on the way to Booneville but it is all the way back to Sedalia. Look at the elevation chart, we climbed over 200 feet from Booneville to Sedalia.
posted Sep 13 2008 9:43AM - Peggy, Belton MO

Tags: New Franklin, Rocheport, Franklin, Boonville, Pilot Grove, Clifton City, Sedalia, Hermann, Sedalia Trailhead - Depot, Water, Weather Modify Tags

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