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Old 08-21-02, 09:43 PM   #1
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8.6.02 Wet Dream

My head rests on a wall. I have to pee. Looks like a good spot. It feels so good to pee, almost too good. So I wake up. ****, damn dream. Luckily it didn't go through to my sleeping bag. It was about 8am or so when I got up. Thomas was still in his tent. I started putting things away and he unzipped and did the same shortly after. We fixed breakfast over the stove, a first for me. I had oatmeal with granola and honey mixed in. The mosquitoes were pretty bad, so we suited up in our raingear for protection. Around 9:15am we took off in strong headwinds. My legs were feeling sore and unstretched. The road was nice and smooth but there were a few decent uphills that put me into low gear. We stopped at Jack's Corner about 20 miles down, for a rest and a bite to eat. After Jack's Corner, I felt I was beginning to get into a groove. It also helped that much of the next 30 miles was either flat or downhill. We reached Johnson's Crossing and had a snack and rested up a bit. Most of these stops, Jack's Corner, Johnson's Crossing are either junctions or river crossings and have pretty minor accommodations like gas station and small cafe/bakery and possibly some rooms for rent. Johnson's Crossing was the Teslin River crossing. The river is quite big and I enjoyed the scenery as we crossed. We ended the day after about another 20 miles when we saw a nice spot to camp near a creek. I washed up in the VERY cold creek and cooked up some mac and cheese for dinner. Tomorrow we hit Teslin in the morning after 10 or so miles. (68 miles)

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