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I leave Kelso Depot and begin the trudge up Kelbaker Road toward Coyote Springs I arrive at Kelso Depot in no time, chat with rangers, load up on water, rinse a wool t-shirt, and dump my garbageThumbnailsWith Kelso well-behind me now at the bottom of the hill, the heat of the day is catching up with me a bitI arrive at Kelso Depot in no time, chat with rangers, load up on water, rinse a wool t-shirt, and dump my garbageThumbnailsWith Kelso well-behind me now at the bottom of the hill, the heat of the day is catching up with me a bitI arrive at Kelso Depot in no time, chat with rangers, load up on water, rinse a wool t-shirt, and dump my garbageThumbnailsWith Kelso well-behind me now at the bottom of the hill, the heat of the day is catching up with me a bitI arrive at Kelso Depot in no time, chat with rangers, load up on water, rinse a wool t-shirt, and dump my garbageThumbnailsWith Kelso well-behind me now at the bottom of the hill, the heat of the day is catching up with me a bitI arrive at Kelso Depot in no time, chat with rangers, load up on water, rinse a wool t-shirt, and dump my garbageThumbnailsWith Kelso well-behind me now at the bottom of the hill, the heat of the day is catching up with me a bit

This is another one of those route segments which I've ridden several times.

This climb of 900 feet over 8.5 miles is not very steep and always goes well for me, yet it always ends up being a tad more demanding than I think it should be. This may be because I've usually climbed this hill late in the afternoon, in the heat of the day, with the sun on my back, and today is no exception.

Coyote Springs, today's goal, sits at the base of the mountains at the centre-right.