A long day with several climbs above 4,300'. The landscapes shift from desert to grasslands with many big cattle ranches. Lots of great views and thrilling, winding downhills today. As long as we mentally break the day down into small sections it is very doable. There are many fossil hunters around John Day. Our dinners are usually good but the chicken tonight was very dry. The water pitcher should have been labeled "dipping sauce". On to the next town tomorrow.
Hurts: The training is paying off, all is well.