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Finally, I reach the end (for me) of the Powerline Road where it crosses Kelbaker Road and I get back on pavement. I look back

Finally, I reach the end (for me) of the Powerline Road where it crosses Kelbaker Road and I get back on pavement. I look back Another steep dip in the Powerline RoadThumbnailsThe Providence Mountains behind me, I stop at the abandoned Kelso Depot after a fast 8-mile downhill on paved Kelbaker RoadAnother steep dip in the Powerline RoadThumbnailsThe Providence Mountains behind me, I stop at the abandoned Kelso Depot after a fast 8-mile downhill on paved Kelbaker RoadAnother steep dip in the Powerline RoadThumbnailsThe Providence Mountains behind me, I stop at the abandoned Kelso Depot after a fast 8-mile downhill on paved Kelbaker RoadAnother steep dip in the Powerline RoadThumbnailsThe Providence Mountains behind me, I stop at the abandoned Kelso Depot after a fast 8-mile downhill on paved Kelbaker RoadAnother steep dip in the Powerline RoadThumbnailsThe Providence Mountains behind me, I stop at the abandoned Kelso Depot after a fast 8-mile downhill on paved Kelbaker Road

It seemed like I would never make it to the end of those rollers! Gee, looking back, the road doesn't look too unfriendly at all...

I consider riding over to Kelso Dunes and camping there one last night as planned. However, I'm running very low on food and that makes me uncomfortable.

I would love to eat a snack right now, but all I have left is another add-boiling-water-to-pouch meal.

So I decide to keep on going toward Baker and end the trip a day early. It's only another 40 miles further... and there's food in Baker waiting to be eaten!