Heading up the County Line Road grade toward Mississippi Ridge, stopping by a trap for wild pigs.
After my break at Orestimba Corral, I decide that I might as well start the climb up County Line Road; about 500 feet elevation gain in a mile, from 1450 feet to 1950 feet. I'm a bit sore, but I think I'm mostly OK (still not sure about my ribs).
There are quite a few of these pig traps in the park, but I've never seen one yet with a pig in it.
There's a fair amount of dappled shade on this road, which makes the hot sun more manageable. The real surprise is that I'm actually riding up a lot of this road ad building up some momentum here and there, rather than dragging the bike as expected.
This gets me wondering if I could have ridden this road uphill on day one of the trip. A person gains strength day-by-day on demanding trips like these.
Additionally, I've consumed some of my supplies, so the load I'm carrying is a little bit lighter.
Date: August 31, 2007, 12h57