On the floor of the weigh station at the abandoned Aiken Mine lay old receipts and records bearing dates from the 1980s
Date: June 07, 2009, 14h02
I fetch my bike at the tent and ride the almost two miles down to Kelso Depot
At the rate that I'm drinking, I'll run out of water tonight if I don't get a refill somewhere. I failed to reach Cornfield Spring this morning, and it's around 90 degrees now, so the air-conditioned comfort of Kelso Depot beckons me.
The road is so rough in some places that I get off and walk the bike, even though I'm headed slightly downhill.