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After packing up, I carry my saddlebags and bicycle down to the power-line road for final assembly

After packing up, I carry my saddlebags and bicycle down to the power-line road for final assembly It's that everything-out-of-the-tent moment again; time to leave the Kelso Dunes area!ThumbnailsThe 10-ton bike reassembled, I'm ready to put my helmet on and start riding up the Kelso Dunes power-line roadIt's that everything-out-of-the-tent moment again; time to leave the Kelso Dunes area!ThumbnailsThe 10-ton bike reassembled, I'm ready to put my helmet on and start riding up the Kelso Dunes power-line roadIt's that everything-out-of-the-tent moment again; time to leave the Kelso Dunes area!ThumbnailsThe 10-ton bike reassembled, I'm ready to put my helmet on and start riding up the Kelso Dunes power-line roadIt's that everything-out-of-the-tent moment again; time to leave the Kelso Dunes area!ThumbnailsThe 10-ton bike reassembled, I'm ready to put my helmet on and start riding up the Kelso Dunes power-line roadIt's that everything-out-of-the-tent moment again; time to leave the Kelso Dunes area!ThumbnailsThe 10-ton bike reassembled, I'm ready to put my helmet on and start riding up the Kelso Dunes power-line road

I've done plenty of bikepacking, but have only backpacked once. I'm glad I'm not carrying my heavy load on my back, but backpacking can sometimes be easier than bikepacking, depending on conditions.