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Jerry Whittle from Belleville on 1/19/2019 9:12:57 PM:
I just finished it and it's a good read. The first part is the standard how to get from point A to point B on the Katy. The second part is more about the towns and B&Bs he said at and reflections of things he observed on the Katy.

It mentions this web site often so he must have used it frequently.

Phil from SC on 3/20/2019 1:02:42 PM:
How current is information? I was excited to get a katy trail book by another author but after reading half of it I discovered it was written 12 years ago.

Jerry Whittle from Belleville IL on 3/21/2019 12:08:32 PM:
I was published in July 2018 so really current.

Ray (webmaster) on 3/21/2019 12:20:19 PM:
FYI, I looked around Amazon and pulled together all the books I could find related to the Katy Trail, plus other related topics that might be of interest. You can see the books at guide-books.aspx If you click through and view the book info in Amazon, it will have publication date, edition number, etc - so you can see how current the book is, plus read reviews, etc. Full disclosure: Amazon will pay me a commission if you buy stuff from them after clicking through links on the guide-books.aspx web page.

Rebecca from Ames on 3/21/2019 5:03:56 PM:
I have Neil's book. The data are from their trip in 2016. With all the floods going down the Missouri from Iowa and Nebraska, hoping there are no washouts. There is a festival the week following our journey, so I hope the stores, cafes,etc. will be open. I plan to call a week or two in advance, since we prefer to eat from the establishments along the route, rather than take our own. Any information is appreciated. Thanks.

Annette Barnes from Clinton on 3/23/2019 11:13:36 AM:
I have the book Pilgrim Ways signed by Neil Hanson which was published in 2016. He came and stayed with us in October 2013 and we are mentioned in the book. I don't know if we are mentioned in his new book. I own the www.HayslerHouse.com in Clinton. However, a friend ran into him in Washington, DC in 2018 and he mentioned to her that he had stayed with us and enjoyed his stay.