After 4 days of computer work and some hands on learning we were itching to stretch our legs. Turns out the Down East Sunrise trail is just around the corner. This is an 87 mile Rails to Trails multi-use trail that also serves as the beginning of the East Coast Greenway that runs from Maine to Key West Florida.
The trail is closed to all wheeled traffic until the 15th for mud season so we decided to take a hike! A great crushed stone base made for easy hiking and we were able to travel at the Mule’s top speed of 2.5 MPH. Lots of birds, including grouse and osprey. We even came across several beaver lodges along the way.
We did an out and back totaling 10 miles. We have decided we will be doing some training with the bikes here. Before too long we hope to get a ride to the northern terminus in Ayers Junction and ride the 87 miles back to Ellsworth. All in all a very nice diversion from our camp training!!