Monday, November 24, 2008

Day 8: East of Somes Bar to Callahan

a. 6700’ gain, 56 miles. Night spent at ~3200’ elevation
b. Camped in a rough camp hidden in some bushes off the road ¼ mile from the store in town.
c. Food: Small store in Callahan which might have deli food during some hours (but not while we were there). We believe there are also very small stores with limited hours in Forks of Salmon and Cecilville (we didn’t see them but were told they exist). Cecilville had a small café with limited hours.
d. Road info: All paved, and all beautiful quiet low traffic roads. Well marked and no navigation problems. Great riding near the big river. Fantastic descent from Park Creek Summit into Callahan on a perfectly surfaced road with almost no traffic.
e. Water availability: Access to river water at numerous places. Probably tap water in Forks of Salmon and Cecilville.
f. Miscellaneous Notes:
i. This is paved road riding at its finest.
ii. Callahan is not really a town, but an old ranch that used to have a hotel and store. The hotel is dilapidated, but the store is still there. The food selection in the store is quite limited.

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