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.