Well, Doug hit the trail at 7:40 this morning at the Clinton trail head. The weather was perfect! 70s and sunny. He had 16.6 miles to hike to his first stop, Farrington Park (a little city park that allows overnight camping) in Windsor, MO.
From Doug: 1st part good but not a lot of shade; very sunny. Slow 6+ mile incline from Calhoun to Windsor. Really beat when I arrived; sore shoulders & calves. Next 2 days are 10 milers, good chance to recover.