Kansas group works on rail trails

The Lawrence LJWorld reports on a Kansas group that works to build and maintain rail trails in Kansas:
On an old Missouri Pacific Railroad corridor near Bushong recently, a stalwart group of volunteers braved winter winds to demonstrate what they do -- work hard to turn sections of unused rail line into trail for bicyclists, hikers and equestrians. . . .

The connection is part of the Flint Hills Nature Trail, a 117-mile trail from Herington to Osawatomie, intersecting the Landon Nature Trail, from Topeka south to Lomax, and the Prairie Spirit Trail from Ottawa to Iola, a developed trail. . . .

The Flint Hills trail is a link in the southern route of the 6,830-mile-long coast- to-coast American Discovery Trail.