Between the magnitude of the bridge and the view that it offers I can't tell you what had me more excited. The trail leading up to the bridge was not difficult (unless you were pulling a toddler and carrying a back pack) and along the trail we come across at least two park bathrooms. There are a number of places to get on the trail but parking is only at select spots. We jumped on the trail in Rice and planned on biking down as far as Farmville...this was approximately 8 miles. We knew we would have to bike back so that was as far as we were willing to commit with all the kids along with us. We took along at least two bottles of water each for the trip and being such a hot day the water gone at least a mile before we made it back to our bus (Mark's vehicle). We made it to the put in at Farmville and you could see the out skirts of town. I have to admit I wanted to go a bit further to see what was along the trail closer to town. I was hoping there were a couple places to grab a bite to eat or something to drink. But we decided to turn back and make our way back towards the bridge.
|Emma getting packed up to go|
|One of the 'bathrooms'....really an overgrown outhouse....but it's better than a tree|
|Crossing Rt. 460|
|A portion of the trail. It was all pretty flat and easy|
|Captain Morgan perhaps?|
|Small bridge heading into Farmville|
|Christy about 3 miles from the finish...and really it was a struggle to get |
her to the end thought I might have to drag her!
|Loading up on water|
|A family picture :)|
|My mini stud muffin...hahaha|
It was a really fun adventure but a word of advise....don't start your trip at noon....on a really...Really...REALLY hot day and expect that someone won't object. Do remember to take lots of water or something to drink and take bug spray and sun block (not a lot of shade from mid-morning until evening).