Mellow day. Sid didn’t lie. Only 28 miles total and 1300 feet of climbing. The first 4 miles were along highway 40. It reminded me why I’ve lost my love of road riding. No shoulder and 65 mph pickups buzzing by. But, we turned onto a nice rambling gravel road that climbed up to Fort William reservoir.

After winding around the reservoir, we faced a pretty stiff climb. Ouch. That fresh food for dinner was weighing heavy in our panniers. The road at the top of the hill was being graded and a truck spraying water on the road passed us. Nice, wet gravel…

A fast decent and a mellow climb brought us to our camp by Noon. We found a great place to eat lunch, to csmp and to put our feet into a cool stream. So nice.

Tomorrow we climb over Ute Pass and drop into Silverthorne/ Frisco/Dillon. Warm showers and internet. Yay!


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