Homer's Travels: Hiking Iowa: Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Shenandoah to Bingham

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Hiking Iowa: Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Shenandoah to Bingham

On Tuesday I did yet another segment of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail. Homer's Travels is starting to sound like a broken record. Don't worry, there is only one more segment for me to complete next week.

This segment was from Shenandoah to Bigham - 11.09 miles roundtrip and almost 9 miles shorter than the last segment.

The trail is the same as the other segments. Spring has once again taken firm root and everything is green and full of life. I almost stepped on a snake sunning itself on the trail. This section had a tunnel, not common on this trail.

Bingham, my turnaround point, is where I found the porch swing bench. I decided to actually walk through the "town". The loop that goes through Bingham feels like someone's front drive. There are six or seven homes including an abandoned one or two. I didn't see any businesses at all. Another town victim of the closing of the train line.

I sat and ate a snack on the porch swing before heading back. It was a relatively uneventful hike adding miles to my repertoire but not much else. I still have one more segment to go between Coin and Blanchard. After that I'll have to find hikes with more interest.

I added a few pictures to my 2009-2013 Wabash Trace Nature Trail Hike Google Photos album.

I've spent the last few days since I got back from the hike fighting ... something. Tired, body aches, fever, stomach cramps - general poopiness. I hope I get better before tomorrow night as we have a concert to go to - more on that later.


  1. Feel better!! And yay!! pretty soon you'll have the whole thing done. You should be proud!

  2. Miss McC: Thank you! I do. Whatever it was has worked its way through.

    I do feel proud but I will have some more to say after I complete the trace ... hopefully next week.

  3. I think more hikes should have porch-swings at the midway point...

    Glad you're feeling better!

  4. No way Bingham is 11 miles its 12 miles to coin...