We tried waking up early, but hour time change was too much for us, and we slept a bit later than planned. Were still on the road, a bit before we would have been normally been if we were still in same time zone as yesterday morning.
Wind, and heat were much better than yesterday, and we started putting miles away at a good rate. The road quickly became rolling hill after another, but since wind and heat weren’t a factor, we had no problems, flying over them. And they kept coming.
We took a number of short breaks along the way, and stopped for lunch. Other the scenery steadily rolling by the day was rather uneventful. That is until we met Evan and Charlie.
In Phillipsberg we turned south on 183, and took it into Glade, where we turned east on rt9. This is where the fun ended. We found ourselves in a stiff headwind which we fought for next 3hrs. We went from averaging 17mph, to 10mph. It was brutal, and the rollers kept coming at us.
Shortly after we got there and were seeing up camp, a guy on an atv comes riding up the path. He pulls over and asks how we’re doing and if we need anything. Another guy rolls up moments behind him on another atv. The first guy, Tim, owned the land we were on. He was more than happy to let us stay there. Asked a number of times if we needed anything.
We chatted with him, and his son in law, Dan, for a long time. Great guys and we had a wonderful conversation. They eventually left, but Tim came back a while later with some water for us, and some of his wife’s home made granola. Can’t thank him enough. Such a wonderful person (and the granola was delicious!)
After that we called it a night, and hit the sleeping bags.
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