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For some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker Road

For some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker Road After the nice break at Kelso Depot, it's time to start the 12-mile climb up to the Kelbaker Road summitThumbnailsI pause on the way up Kelbaker Road to eat an energy bar and look across Kelso Valley toward the Mid HillsAfter the nice break at Kelso Depot, it's time to start the 12-mile climb up to the Kelbaker Road summitThumbnailsI pause on the way up Kelbaker Road to eat an energy bar and look across Kelso Valley toward the Mid HillsAfter the nice break at Kelso Depot, it's time to start the 12-mile climb up to the Kelbaker Road summitThumbnailsI pause on the way up Kelbaker Road to eat an energy bar and look across Kelso Valley toward the Mid HillsAfter the nice break at Kelso Depot, it's time to start the 12-mile climb up to the Kelbaker Road summitThumbnailsI pause on the way up Kelbaker Road to eat an energy bar and look across Kelso Valley toward the Mid HillsAfter the nice break at Kelso Depot, it's time to start the 12-mile climb up to the Kelbaker Road summitThumbnailsI pause on the way up Kelbaker Road to eat an energy bar and look across Kelso Valley toward the Mid Hills

Part of the reason for this may be that I usually ride this hill at the end of a trip, when I'm at my strongest and most enthusiastic.