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Offline HikeBikeCook

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KATY Trail - Conditions and Spring Flooding
« on: May 01, 2023, 10:51:46 am »
We are scheduled to ride the KATY Trail the first week of June trying to miss the spring floods and beat the heat. We are coming up on our no refund cancelation window(s) for lodging and shuttle and I am not encouraged by the flood reports for the Mississippi River. Can anyone offer any local information?

I have already checked here https://dnr.mo.gov/document/missouri-major-rivers-flood-conditions-report-april-28-2023 but forecasts versus boots-on-the-ground reports are two different things.
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Re: KATY Trail - Conditions and Spring Flooding
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2023, 11:02:25 am »
I would call the bike shop in Rochport (573-698-1222) and may be a B&B or even a couple of the Corps of Engineers along the Missouri. 

Hope you have a great summer!  John

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Re: KATY Trail - Conditions and Spring Flooding
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2023, 11:10:21 am »
Thanks John, great idea. I didn't want to call the shuttle that we booked since they have money on the line. We have had great forecasts form vendors with money on the line in the past only to feel a little duped upon our arrival.
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Re: KATY Trail - Conditions and Spring Flooding
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2023, 11:35:09 am »
Thanks John, great idea. I didn't want to call the shuttle that we booked since they have money on the line. We have had great forecasts form vendors with money on the line in the past only to feel a little duped upon our arrival.
That does make a lot of sense about not wanting to ask the vendor.  John