Another hot day in Iowa - but it is probably hot just about everywhere in the US so that is not a surprise.
After running 17 miles on IA-141 we jumped onto the paved and asphalt covered Raccoon River Valley Trail - a super rail-trail. Thankfully Jennifer and I were able to spend some time in the shade today since the trail was nicely tree lined for some number of miles. If you visit Iowa, check out the trail.
Bottom line, even if the trail was awful, there are no cattle trucks on the trail and there are plenty of cattle trucks on the Iowa highways. Yes, if you visit Iowa you should also run the highways and experience the passing cattle truck wind and smells - you won't be disappointed!
Coon Rapids to Adel, IA 45.24 miles