The Base to Dark Forest railroad is now complete.
The material for the path when in the forest needed to be considered, and I selected Andesite because of the nice look, yet gray. I also needed to cross mesa and desert, and after not being able to come up with a good material I realized sand and clay just looks fine all by itself. And with that, it was a matter of flattening out the path and digging tunnels (two), and laying the track.
I plan to do something with the temple, not quite sure what. I’m ringing it with cacti first along all the land approaches, and I might make a boat dock at the entrance in the screenshot.
It turned out that I had to have a tunnel here – as I dug along the top of this mountain, I exposed a skeleton spawner. I looted it and torched it off, so it’s now safe. But not wanting it to be seen when riding, I realized I had to go farther down.
I also ended up with an overflow chest of hardened clay, and half-full chest of dark oak. Now, time to expand the maps.