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The Complete Katy Trail Guidebook (Show Me Series) Paperback – August 15, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Show Me Series
  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Pebble Pub; 9 Rev Upd edition (August 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891708449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891708442
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #734,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dufur seems to have picked up a few pointers from William Least Heat Moon, whose "Blue Highways" and "PrairyErth" achieve depth through historical anecdotes and colorful character descriptions . . . For day-trippers as well as long-distance bikers and hikers, the Katy Trail Guidebook is a worthwhile investment. They will do well to make room for it in an easily accessible pocket." -- Christopher Ryan, Ozark Sierran

"Dufur's guide gives a feel for the towns with his insightful descriptions and photographs. He uses imagery to portray what is to be found there." -- Veronica Del Real, Missourian Weekend

"Dufur, a reporter by schooling, has an eye for stories. . . . And after a long jaunt through Latin America, he knows the value of a good guidebook. " -- Lisa Groshong, Columbia Daily Tribune

"The Katy Trail Guidebook is a 'must have' for anyone interested in our Missouri heritage. The book is more than a guidebook for bicyclists and walkers

. . . it is also an insightful look at the history of the Katy Railroad and the many small communities that grew up along the railroad."

- Franklin McMillan -- Antioch Publication

"The guidebook is readable, thorough and permeated with a tone of infectious mirth." -- R. C. Adams, Boone County Journal

"Where most guidebook authors finish, Dufur is just getting warmed up. . . . This book contains fun facts not even a history teacher would know." -- Chuck MacDonald, St. Louis Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Brett Dufur is a Missouri-born journalist. Having spent the last few years travelling extensively in Latin America, he has returned to the Midwest and has recently received his degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. "The saying 'You travel the world only to return and se your home for the first time' really rings true for me," he said. "This project has opened my eyes to a richness I had previously overlooked." Brett spends his off-hours getting tangled up in words, traveling and exploring with his girlfriend, Tawnee, and his dog, Daisy. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Good information is given on services available along the trail.
Patrick Harrington
I used the 5th addition in 2000 when cycling from St. Charles to Clinton, and the 6th addition in 2003 when cycling from Clinton to St. Charles.
K. Schuette
Getting ready for a trip on the Katy and this is a great start on the planning of it.
R. Williams

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Harrington on June 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have only seen two other guide books devoted to Missouri's Katy Trail, but this one is hands-down the best. It covers the Katy from west to east and has a wealth of historical information on the towns along the trail. There is also a fold-out map of the trail and a table of mileages between points along the trail. Good information is given on services available along the trail. The only serious criticism I have of the book is that I'd like to see more detail given to the directions for getting to the trail from I-70 at each access point along the trail.
Overall, this is an excellent trail guide to the Katy Trail and an excellent book in general.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Shawn Richardson on August 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
I liked the Complete Katy Trail Guide Book so much that I recommended Brett Dufurs book in my Biking Missouri's Rail-Trails guidebook!!! Brett's book was an excellent companion for me to carry in my front bike bag as I biked my one week journey across the "Show Me" state from St. Charles to Clinton. This book also really helped me out in my planning for this trip; Especially the restaurants and the overnight stays. The "sag service" information was also very helpful in my plans to return back from point B to point A, not to mention, the information to making my Amtrack reservations. This book is a must for any cyclist who wants to make a multi-day visit to the Katy Trail State Park.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Schuette on December 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
I used this book on two seperate trips on the Katy trail from end to end. I used the 5th addition in 2000 when cycling from St. Charles to Clinton, and the 6th addition in 2003 when cycling from Clinton to St. Charles.

This book is great for planning out your itinerary before your trip. It includes, campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, resturaunts, motels, bike shops, contact information, and more. There is also stories, history, tidbits of information, and suggestions for side trips that will add to the experience. There is also a section that lists that answers to frequently asked questions about the trail and planning a trip.

Businesses along the trail come and go, so it is best to have the most up-to-date version of this guidebook with you. Also, be sure to stop at Bret Dufer's bookstore in Rocheport. There, you can meet that author, and find many interesting books.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Rogers on April 29, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is a great resource! It has profile of each town on the trail, including the services available. It also includes lots of interesting history, as well as many off-the-beaten-track points of interest. However, things along the trail change every year, and this book is almost due for another update.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert D. Shoop on September 19, 2009
Format: Paperback
I woulda, coulda, shoulda read this guidebook before I wrote Peril on the Katy Trail. My travels would likely have been more efficient.
I highly recommend this book as either an introduction to the Katy Trail or as a supplement to trips already taken. The information contained within is helpful to both inexperienced and seasoned travelers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nature Traveler on November 11, 2006
Format: Paperback
The author knows his subject so thoroughly that his advice and detail help us plan our trip to the Katy Trail. Each portion of the trail is described regarding services but, even more importantly, the sights and scenery to be expected. I can't wait to use the guide and ride the Katy Trail next year. Our plans will be based on this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Leach VINE VOICE on August 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
You won't be disappointed. Really, this is organized and presented the way you'd do it, and the tone is as relaxed as Missouri itself. The arrangment is a point-by-point presentation starting at the Western end and running East to St. Charles. At a glance, you can see the mileage between points, resources available (including bathrooms and parking), and a description of conditions. "Trivia" and some regional histories are also available. This could probably use an update insofar as thie businesses along the trail can come and go, but the mileage, topography, and general geographic information should remain accurate for a few hundred years. Really, this is a must (and a no-brainer) for anyone considering any ride or two on the Katy Trail.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly J. Conger on May 17, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We knew this book was old, but it does give the basics and some good ideas of side trips. It came to us gently used as the seller warned, but at a great price.
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