Ten-Miler had to go home today, when I’ll be heading toward Lake Butler. So she first helped me drop my car at the finish point, then drove me to my starting point. I wasn’t looking forward to walking along more of the rail-trail, as yesterday’s portion was so rocky. But today wasn’t too bad. Yes, there were still some rocky stretches. But there were quite a few stretches with soft dirt or grass.
The day wasn’t too hot (80 degrees), and it was partly cloudy, so overall it was pleasant. At one point, the path takes you off the rail-trail and up onto State Highway 100 for a mile or so because a bridge is out on the rail-trail. When you get back on, it’s a paved path the rest of the way into town.
Now Entering Lake Butler
Walking through Lake Butler was pleasant, and the day ended with about six miles on Highway 100 heading west out of Lake Butler. That wasn’t the greatest, naturally, but it is what it is. Some days on the trail are just mediocre, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
But I’m definitely looking forward to tomorrow, which should be real TRAIL! And there are so many segments ahead that look really cool, like the Suwannee River State Park and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. I’ll be in that panhandle before you know it!