Friday 8/26. 37.5 miles to Cedar Creek remote site. Finally slept well in the tent litter box. Cedar creek is on the Sean River. We arrived to large puddles in the site so we camped on the river bank/boat launch and prayed the river didn’t rise! After setting up our tents we dove in just in time for a thunder and lightning and rain storm pass. It was windy but only for a few minutes. We arrived by 3:30 which has become a bit of our normal-up and ride early, unpack, set up tents, swim, eat, sleep, pack, ride, repeat. Today’s ride was the bike path, then a paved road back into Ferndale. Then a long flat road before the big climb. I adjusted my shoe clip to reduce / prevent the knee pain. We climbed up on a good dirt road 8-9 miles to the 14 mile mark. All gradual and not too grueling. We follow the west side of swan lake to the detour. This section had an alternative detour by choice if you wanted to avoid some logging trucks. We took the main route and never saw a logging truck. Six of us riders i’ll stopped at the same intersection for lunch. That’s unusual as everyone rides at a different pace. Headed down a big hill before lunch Tara and I were caught in a bit of a rain storm for maybe three minutes. We put on our rain jackets and when we arrived at the lunch spot no one else have even been rained on! The campsite was 0.8 miles off the trail….down. We dreaded the next morning start but it wasn’t bad! It was overcast and cool today which made for nice riding. Once the sun is out it gets quite hot!
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