From Albert, it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the starting point of the trail. See the big zero in the lower right corner?
It's a beautiful day and before I know it I'm at the first bridge:
Which overlooks a drainage ditch:
And just beyond that is the 1/4 mile mark:
Which is just before I get to the north end of the runway:
Continuing on I come to the BIG tree which is right across from the 1/2 mile marker:
Finally I get to the buildings of the Airport which lets me know where I am:
And of course the Airport Terminal:
Before I get the southern end of the runway I come to the second bridge:
Which overlooks a little creek, still frozen this morning:
And here at about the 3/4 mile mark I can look across the field and see the southern end of the runway:
|Runway is the flat area underneath the green and red tractors|
Next on my left are some quonset huts and an old brick building:
And finally, just before the 1 mile marker is the big steel building with the Ace Hardware sign:
On the way back I look across the fields and remember why I love living in Iowa:
|Open spaces and big blue sky|
Today's walk was about 4 miles; one mile to the trail, one mile out, one mile back and one mile home.
I'm so grateful for this beautiful weather, the temp when I got home was 47! and the high is supposed to reach 59. Amazing for the first week of January, but perfect for jump starting my weight loss program.