Breaking down camp today was easier than usual since everything was completely dry, thanks to the pavilion we slept under.
This morning, we woke early and left camp without any trace.
We realized today that we’ve been riding through district 12 and didn’t even know it. There are a lot of small mining towns, and the road we’re on is the Coal Heritage Trail Scenic Byway.
This morning while we waited for a slow train at a crossing, Rachel mailed some postcards.
Chris asked me the other day if I wonder whether our friends wake up each morning and think, ‘Wow, Chris and Rachel are biking again today.’ So, every once in a while, it’s nice to do something other than biking. Today, we went white water rafting.
It rained buckets last night. Luckily, we have had plenty of practice setting up our tent, so everything stayed dry, but the noise of the onslaught against the tent was difficult to sleep through at times. Fortunately we could afford a slow morning, with only 30 miles left between us and ACE Adventure Resort in Minden, WV.