Day 5 – Auckland -> Miranda Springs

As I stated yesterday my camp spot last night was not at Warm River with the group but 8 miles away in Ashton.  I was the only camper at the small site and it was nice and quiet, aside from the 430am early morning coyote wake up call.  Not sure how close,  but even with ear plugs in I could hear it clearly.

I opened the tent fly sheet to see the sun starting to rise over the Teton mountains.

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I cycled into Ashton to grab some breakfast before rerouting back onto the divide trail.  I decided it was time for an American breakfast.

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Yes, the pancake was big!  About 10″ diameter.

A hearty breakfast was called for today as I would not meet the group for lunch and the rig had gained a few pounds!

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I hate to say it, but I love the bike fully loaded.  Everything has its place and I think it looks pretty cool.

A few pictures from the ride today.

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I also crossed the state boundary too.

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At the top of the peak I spotted a running stream and decided to put the Sawyer filter to use for the first time.

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A great bit of kit.  Super light, a life saver and does not require water purification tablets.

Carrying the extra gear made the ride harder, but I felt totally self sufficient.   I got to Flag Ranch about 430pm and met a few of the other guys at the bar.  Flag Ranch is a full service camp site.

Saturday is a rest day and I am glad as I have been suffering some what.   Knees and saddle sore 😦

Hoping it will settle down as it does take the edge off the enjoyment.

Next : Day 7 – Flag Ranch to Lava Mountain (70miles)

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