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June 26, 2011
Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail

Looking at the thin and broken cloud cover over the Montpelier High School parking lot, five of us decided to assume the clouds would thin out even more during the day as forecast, and we drove to St Albans, carrying rain gear as insurance. Our optimism was rewarded, as we shrugged off a half-hour of very light drizzle during an otherwise dry day with a comfortable temperature. Starting and ending in St Albans and biking to Enosburg Falls with its ice cream stand was a bit longer trip than the 25 miles advertised, but not difficult with minimal elevation changes on the packed limestone trail surface. Although the horizon and distant mountains were obscured by clouds, visibility in the Missisquoi Valley was fine as we peddled through forests and picturesque farmland. We appreciated views of the Missisquoi River, still muddy from recent downpours.

Andrew Nuquist

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Jeri N and Marilyn W taking a break in Enosburg Falls Original image

Jeri, Marilyn, Ron M and Andrew N, at lunch along the trail Original image

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