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riding the the entire trail in november

madununibomer from op on 10/27/2021 8:51:51 AM:
Last year rode the trail in mid october every thing went as planed restrooms were open water was easy to find,camped every night awsome ride.Question is what should i expect in november will the restrooms be closed,should i bring extra water bottles and a water filter.the plan is to camp 5 of 6 nights unless it is raining heavely.taking the train back from stl to kc.thanks theres got to be some hard core riders that ride the trail in all seasons.also packing a lot my own food did that last year not easy to find food monday tru wens.

Marna from On The Trail on 10/27/2021 9:08:12 AM:
Bathrooms will be locked, or have been in the past. However, some will or might, have Johnnys next to them. YES! Carry extra water and a way to keep it warm, so that it is not ice when you need it. You will find Gas Stations, of course, for hot beverages and a lot of 'Regulars' who use the trail all year. Snow? Maybe. When it does, we get out our FATTYs and or Skis or Snowshoes, we use the trail ALL year. We grab Umbrellas when it rains.

madununibomer from Opks on 10/27/2021 3:26:19 PM:
Thanks i have rain gear not sure how effective it is getting cold and wet not good in cool weather thanks

Mark from Lee's Summit on 10/27/2021 5:44:01 PM:
The Turner Katy Shelter/Hostel in Tebbetts usually stays open until after Thanksgiving, then they winterize it until the following spring. That is a great place to stay inside for a night not having to set up the tent. Beyond that, you want to map out city parks and major campgrounds that tend to stay open in November versus the trailheads.

madununibomer from op on 10/27/2021 8:13:53 PM:
thanks mark tebbits is planed stop.think ive got everything mapped out hopefully the weather wont prevent me from getting my miles in.