June 10, Day 9: Bob Scott Summit to Eureka, NV (61.5 miles)

Didn’t get much sleep — coyotes were howling all night and we kept getting woken up by critters scratching around our tent.

Our ride began with a long downhill from the summit and there was so much headwind and sidewind that I started getting an ear ache. The road flattened out before the climb to Hickison Summit, which by that time the sun started to get really hot. There weren’t any services along the way so we decided to do the ride in one sitting. The 3 mile climb into Eureka couldn’t have felt any longer, as we were both pretty hungry. We’ve restocked on groceries and snacks and are now at the Silver Sky RV park. We have a nice spot on the grass by the patio and another camper just delivered us a care package with cinammon rolls and fruit–sweet!

Tomorrow we will ride to Ely, 77 miles away with no services in between.

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Devil’s Gate. The landscape is getting greener and greener.

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"Wildlife as Canon Sees It" - somewhere in Nevada

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