Going Downhill

It’s always good to start your biking day with a hearty breakfast. The Morguen Toole Company owns this Trailside B&B as well as the Hotel where we stayed, just a few blocks away. Breakfast is served here and we also pick up our bag lunches and drinks. 

I am just blown away by how the Trail is lined with these blooming phlox. My friend Kelly says, always add some yellow flowers to your garden because it makes all the other colors sing. Looks like Mother Nature agrees. 

How about this Salisbury Viaduct we get to ride over! The trestle soars 100 feet above the valley floor and the Casselman River and is 1,908 feet long. The views are awesome.

This old graveyard might be a spot to linger and wonder what stories might be told.

Or maybe sitting on this bench, admiring the waterfall and resting from the ride is in order. 

The small town of Rockwood has everything a biker could need, right on the Trail. The bike sculptures are pretty cool on the roof. The tires turn in the breeze. I guess they have plenty of spare parts for the artwork.

Homage to the railroad as well. 

It’s just lovely to ride past these seeps — a quick blast of natural air conditioning.

I spotted these columbine. 

And I almost ran over this guy, sunning himself on the Trail!  OK, enough. This is my third, and hopefully final snake encounter for the year. 

This part of the GAP is the wildest and least inhabited stretch. I think it is the most beautiful section so far. 

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  1. Ellen McMillen says

    Just beautiful! Through you I vicariously travel parts of our country I’d likely never see. Thank you for sharing Terry.

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