Friday, May 24, 2013
Day 086 - Pittsville to Lone Jack MO
Temps were in the 50's and 60's on a mostly sunny day. There was a 15 mph tailwind from the east south east. The terrain was the same rolling hills I've encountered the last couple weeks.
Right at the beginning of the walk I passed a property with a number of impressive new buildings. A short distance later there was a very colorful minivan that advertised that they would buy old cars for cash.
Near the midpoint of the walk I passed the entrance to Powell Gardens. I could not see into the gardens from the highway. Next was a series of colorful abandoned buildings. They looked like they belonged on the set of a Hollywood western.
Towards the end of the walk I passed the large Black Cat Fireworks Outlet. WINCO Fireworks was founded in 1979. Something different I saw today was a handful of dead turtles that were not much bigger than a silver dollar.
For over 100 miles in the vicinity of Kansas City US Route 50 is on Interstate Highways. Because of this I will be passing to the south of Kansas City working my way towards Emporia, Kansas where Route 50 is walkable again. I will be using MO 150, MO 7, MO 2, KS 68 and Old State Highway 50.
I walk between 13 and 15 miles per day. On average I walk 4.5 to 5 hours per day.
Posted by Dave Brown at 6:49 PM