Just wanted to drop in and say thank you to all who've posted such useful information.
We just finished yesterday (Sunday). Started Weldon Springs-->Hermann-->Rocheport (with an ill fated off trail detour)-->Windsor-->Clinton
We rode East to West (made logistical sense for us.....but the long gradual climb was tough). Trail rode great, except after last Thursday's rain. It was a slog from Weldon to Hermann through wet, soupy limestone.
3 long days, 3 nights, and one short morning. (60, 100, 70, 20)
Happy to answer any questions while the trip is fresh in my mind.
Dinner at Cinco de Mayo in Windsor (Jose was SUPER friendly)
Dinner at Abigails in Rocheport (spendy, but delicious)
Augusta Brew Haus
Miracle Diner in New Franklin
Kim's Cabins in Windsor were fantastic and affordable
The train car at Katy Trail B&B was just the right kitsch
French Hill Guest House in Hermann was a welcome extravagance
Red Wheel in Jefferson City (quickly fixed a broken spoke for cheap..and beer)
Champion in Sedalia (a little gruff, but knowledgeable and capable)
posted Jul 31 2017 1:50PM
- Ben, Chicago
I am planning to ride the trail the end of this month. I don't want to make reservations for places to stay because I don't want to be on a strict schedule. Will I be able to find places to camp or find a room without reservations or do you know? Any help is appreciated!
posted Sep 6 2017 9:37PM
- Debbie D., Natchez