Running (Street & Trail) 20:38  2.54 mi (8:07 / mi) +110m 7:10 / mi
Kansas City, MO at Swope Park. In between leaving work and heading toward the airport, I had a little bit of time to try a little run. The forecasted snow was late or wasn't going to fall. I looked around the edges of some fields in the east for some trails in the woods. If this park were in the DC area, it would have been full of them but I guess no one comes here except to used the ball fields or to see the zoo--there were no trails down low that I found. The edges of the woods were thick in a typical Kansas City way but it looked like there were places in the forest that would have been open enough for orienteering. There were many limestone cliffs , ditches and dot knolls in interesting layouts. I ended up running up 67th St. (Wild Cat Hollow Dr. to the train tracks on the ridge (almost back at work) where I finally found an All Terrain Vehicle trail. Odd it was finding the train tracks at the top of the ridge but they were active. The trail brought me to the tracks at a bridge crossing of 67th St. The coast was clear but before I reached the other side a car with adapters appeared on the train tracks far ahead. It immediately honked at me. I finished crossing and took the trail on the other side back down to the road and went to a dead end on Riverside Dr. before finishing. It felt so much warmer than it had been but was still in the 30's F with a breeze.