Continuing northwest, I spent an hour on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, a 50 mile long trail along the Cedar River in Iowa.
It not only looks very straight, it is very straight, probably because it is a replacement (??) of an old railroad track.
Gaps between the trees allow for views into the landscape.
Road crossings happen with proper warnings. There were neither cars nor other hikers.
What can I say? My excitement grew when I saw the building below, with the stylized cat detail above.
What else can we expect even further northwest?!