Sep. 19, Day 68: So Close

The danger is greatest when the finish line is in sight. At this point, Resistance knows we’re about to beat it. It hits the panic button. It marshals one last assault and slams us with everything it’s got.  — Steven Pressfield

Today was tough. It was cold. There were 20 mph headwinds for most the day. There were two big passes to climb. We had to dig deep to finish the day and get from Vale to Burns, Oregon.

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The first 30 miles took us more than four hours to finish. We made it to the top of the second pass and sat down for a while to take a break until the wind and cold picked up and pushed us to go down the mountain.

Thankfully, on the other side of the mountain it was totally flat and the wind died down so the last 20 miles we could go 15 mph to Burns.

We made it to a Mexican restaurant in town by 7 pm and then checked in to the Days Inn. We decided it was too cold outside and we were too tired to camp.

We got this!

Sep. 19, Day 68: So Close

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