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After the nice break at Kelso Depot, it's time to start the 12-mile climb up to the Kelbaker Road summit

After the nice break at Kelso Depot, it's time to start the 12-mile climb up to the Kelbaker Road summit I've taken this photo several times in the past with the 10-ton bike under the Kelso Depot porchThumbnailsFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadI've taken this photo several times in the past with the 10-ton bike under the Kelso Depot porchThumbnailsFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadI've taken this photo several times in the past with the 10-ton bike under the Kelso Depot porchThumbnailsFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadI've taken this photo several times in the past with the 10-ton bike under the Kelso Depot porchThumbnailsFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadI've taken this photo several times in the past with the 10-ton bike under the Kelso Depot porchThumbnailsFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker Road

Though long, it's an easy climb at about 2-3% grade most of the way.