After chatting with a guy that knows the area I got a game plan for today. He recommended riding to lochsa lodge and resting up before hitting the really hard stuff tomorrow. I like the idea of fresh legs on a hard climb and by the time I got to the lodge I really couldn’t picture my self going much further on the day. An uphill day,again, with lots of stops to watch rafters go down the river. I stopped to filter some water about half way and the crisp, cool water was refreshing. I got to the lodge with plenty of time for a much needed five dollar shower were I also rinsed out a couple of dirty outfits for cycling. I’ve got my tent setup and laundry drying on my bike and a tree. About to go grab dinner in the lodge. I think that I’ll be needing good fuel for mañana and powdered soup might not cut it tonight.

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