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Keystone Heights

Soma Saga

Day one and it was a long one. The route was great, but I messed up following Google Maps to my WS host and added 10 extra miles. 
Woke up early, got breakfast at the hotel, and got on the road just as the sun was coming up. It was cold, 45 degrees. It’s about 10 miles through town to where the bike trail starts. As the trail is through the trees it was shaded and didn’t warm up until about 10:00. Very nice smooth paved, well maintained rail trail. 
The first segment ends a big bridge crossing the St. John’s waterway, which has a nice separated bike lane, into Palatka. Then through town and on a highway for a while before the Palatka  - Lake Butler State Trail. Another gorgeous rail trail which I was enjoying so much I missed the turn off for my WS host. 
I did finally make it to Robert’s and set up camp under the pines by a lake. And now I’m in my hammock enjoying the warm late afternoon sun.