Lake Ouachita D3 The Drying

After our thorough drenching on day 2, we awoke to foggy surroundings, but no actual precipitation. Putting on wet clothes was not highlight #1 of our trip, but somehow I slept 11.5hrs in the shelter hammock and felt like I could somehow muster the energy for a short stage down to Lake Ouachita S.P.

**Wow, my typed narrative disappeared for some reason. That's disappointing**

Foggy, but no rain.

Morning at Moonshine Shelter, my hardest-earned, favorite image of the trip.

Downhill from Moonshine Shelter to the road, probably my favorite singletrack portion of the trip. Save a short hike-a-bike, a flowy fast-but-not-too-fast section of beautiful trail.

We both tried out our new MSR TrailShots, to good effect. Recommended.

Very Slippery when wet.

Two interesting takes on this ominous, clear-cut hill. One is to liken it to a WWI wasteland. The other- on this Easter Day- is to image three crosses atop this. Again, ominous.

Our gps track led us astray, necessitating a bushwack. It worked out.

Along a fence clearcut, leading into someone's yard in Jessieville, or maybe Blakely according to googlemaps.

Water tank in the middle of a neighborhood.

Castleberry's had seen better days, only to find that Castleberry's had rebuilt just down the road, and had the $$ to festoon their establishment with every American beer sign in sight.

Yes, we did travel down Murders Rd.

Amazed at EnergizerBunny's penchant for climbing well up in front of me.

Probably 7% here. Felt like 27%. I walked.

Jones at lake
Pondero, Bantam, and lake

Hiding from the vociferous wind

Noodles seriously improved by salami.


Denise said…
The Lakeland 200 is a self-bolstered mountain bicycle time-trail course crossing 200km of the Lake District National Park. The course begins in Stavely and is ridden in a clockwise heading. The course offers roughly 6,400 m of rising and some quality climb a-bicycle on all the Lakeland Classics.

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