Yesterday I started the trace. I do enjoy this ride!
I saw turkey, turkey vultures, 2 fox (? smallish fuzzy and fast), a box turtle, a snake (not sure which kind, 4 ft with diamond pattern) and many deer. Until evening and then it was deer-dodgem! Seriously! After the third time I had to hit the brakes to miss deer crossing the road I decided to find a place to stay.
Today I am back on the trace, about mile 180 of 445. I walked a section of the old trace. Kinda cool putting my feet on the same trail that was such a part of the history and development of the region.