Today we had our final state crossing. The ride to the state line was easy and for the most part downhill. Our actual route did not have a state line sign so we went on to a highway to find an actual sign. It was somewhat disappointing. The sign was one of the smallest we found. This one shows Kye and I. Without Kye none of this would have been possible
And another with Brandon.
After the state crossing we started our last major climb. We knew it was going to be a hard one but not this difficult. It was steep and long. This may not have been the hardest but it definitely ranked in the top 5 climbs. I stopped a number of times to rest my legs, drink water and eat crackers. The other issue was I thought the summit was 2 miles farther than it actually was. Kye and Brandon were waiting for me at basically the top and they had a hard time convincing me I had made it.
Then the downhill was rough due to a lot of construction. I rode my breaks a lot just so I could see and avoid holes and groves. I finally made it down to Silver Lake camp site and not a moment too soon.
The camp did not have any showers. Not even the garden hose model. The night was cool, almost cold.