Riding under the thick canopy of trees between Winkleman Switch and Jefferson on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

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Construction will likely be continuing this week, Aug. 22-26, on the Raccoon River Valley Trail between the Guthrie County towns of Panora and Yale, as well as on the trail in Greene County.  The trail's crossings of gravel roads in those areas are being paved with concrete. The trail and roads will be temporarily closed at those locations when construction is occurring. Trail users will have to walk around the construction areas then. If you have questions, phone Guthrie County Conservation at (641) 755-3061 or Greene County Conservation at (515) 386-5674.

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Was that a mountain lion sighted on the RRVT?
Perry, Iowa, 22 July, 2016

Jim Miller of rural Waukee was doing his favorite early morning ride on Thursday, July 21, on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Just southeast of Perry, at his usual turn-around point to return to Waukee, he "saw movement to the right about 75 yards ahead. The animal ran out of the brush which gave me a profile view, then it ran down the trail the same direction I was going, but cut left into the brush. It was most certainly a mountain lion." ...

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