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On the flip side, I do NOT recommend Hotel Millersburg, which was our lodging for the night. Tiny room, loud A/C unit, much of the staff aside from the bartender and the clerk named Sierra was rude, and if you're Covid cautious, well, just know some of the staff is the opposite of that. Shame, it could be such a cute little place to stay, and maybe it is in 'normal' times...

On the other hand, Broken Grounds Coffee, where we had breakfast the next morning since Hotel Millersburg didn't have breakfast...that place ruled. Nice little patio too.

We rode north toward Holmesville without incident and then onto Fredericksburg. That's where the trail ends and you have 17 miles of road with the most challenging terrain of the OTET. Just outside Fredericksburg is the worst of the hills - this demoralizing stretch here which doesn't even translate well in pictures. Yes, some of us walked a few hills. L made it up every hill without stopping or walking. What a pro!

Once you get through Apple Creek, it gets a little easier and a lot more scenic.

Signage is EXCELLENT on the road stretches. These OBR-1 signs would be nice as well, but certain trail networks prohibit them being posted for some reason...

Beautiful sunflower field just outside of Dalton...

Slight interruption by a train...
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