OVer Marshall Pass!
Day 46. 41 miles today up and over Marshall Pass. Reunited with Lois and Jon. Yeah! We also got to see Mo and Harry yesterday, the young folks who are fast but unfortunately Mo contracted giardia and is being treated and doesn’t feel so great. Hopefully the medication will help quickly. We are not sure is they set off today or not. Lois and Jon met us at our hotel promptly at 8 am. We had had breakfast, said goodbye to Larry and Mimi, and rode off. No toe warmers to begin and only a couple of layers of clothes. The forecast was for afternoon showers and we hoped to get to the “town” of Sargent. Marshall Pass was 10,842 feet in elevation. The sky was overcast with clouds most of the way but when the sun peaked out, the aspens were brilliant. There were lots of four wheelers on the road and campers at the pull out spots. (It is Saturday.) We topped out at the top of the pass around 1 pm and then it was……. Down….. to Sargent. From the photo you can see it was chilly. We were all wearing most of our clothes and Jon and Lois had new waterproof mitts from REI. We were jealous and I was wearing doggie bags on my hands. We arrived at the Tomichi Creek Trading Post and it started to mist/sprinkle. We inquired about a teeny tiny cabin with double bunk beds and the cost was not a lot more than camping. So we are cozied up with Jon and Lois tonight. If the cabins get any smaller we will all be in the same bed eventually! Tara and I had coffees and Jon and Lois went for the ice cream cones. I had the bar add a splash of Bailey’s to my coffee and I’m clean, warm and happy! We are in close quarters but have had showers (so we are not smelly!) and we are nice and warm. (The mini cabin has a heater!) It is wet and drizzling out so the cabin was justified and we won’t have to pack up wet tents tomorrow. On a final note tonight to Jon and Lois’s Mums, they both look well. Their pants are still falling down but they are trying hard to eat a lot. I’m convinced Lois had hollow legs. They are in great spirits and we are happy to be reunited!
10/2/2022 05:10:39 am
Hi Jen and Tara, love reading your blog and following your adventure. It’s absolutely amazing and on the plus side it’s great to see pictures of Jon and Lois. I know they are seriously happy and I am so proud of them both.
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