This morning while it was still relatively cool out, Jake and I went to walk along the Al Foster Trail in St. Louis County. The trail follows the Meremac River on a ridge and connects to Castlewood State Park. For the most part, the gravel trail is shaded. Although essentially flat, I thought there seemed to be a slight slope to the trail. The Wabash, Frisco and Pacific Railroad has track that runs along the trail, so if you have a dog that acts badly in the presence of trains, don't go on Sundays. For a Friday morning, the trail was relatively crowded with bikers and joggers. Jake and I walked about 20 minutes down the trail..that's usually about how long it takes him to do somewhere between a quarter and a half a mile.
A section of the trail