Day 2 was a long day again, slow progress with 35 miles. Cooler temps, steady climb and descent. Got chased by a cattle drive, sharpei'd and chicked some mountain bikers going uphill, sniffed the ponderosa pine bark- yes, Ed did that too!
Logistically it's been sort of awful, torturous, without a crew. More about that in the full post, later.
After a wait for some burgers at a roadside restaurant, picking up the car at the Dumont trailhead, getting gas before the gas station closed in Lead, and a trip to the grocery store before it closed at 9 pm, we had a 55 mile drive to Custer, checked back into the Rocket Motel around 10:30 pm, then got showers and crashed around 11 pm.
We discussed some ways to salvage this thing before it becomes not fun. More details soon!