a. 6180’ gain, 45 miles. Night spent at ~3200’ elevation
b. Motel – Hi Lo Motel, which was cheap but was bit noisy and didn’t have a great bed. Maybe try the motel across the street? Hi Lo is popular with the truckers whose diesel engines make a lot of noise. Laundry is a block from the motel.
c. Food: Full size grocery and several restaurant options in Weed. We ate at the Hi Lo Diner, which had big portions, good food, and good prices.
d. Road info: All paved. Well marked and no navigation problems. The first stretch, on route 3 had some traffic; then the stretch on route 17 was very quiet. The road Google maps and Andreas call “I P Road” is marked 17 on the ground, USFS and AAA maps.
e. Water availability:
Callahan shop (when open, not sure if there is an external spigot) & Weed. There might be access to water in Trinity River on the western part of Road 17.