Just a quick mid leg update. After a beautiful day coming out of McDermitt, the radar showed a huge storm tracking in bringing along three days of snow and freezing temperatures. We raced from McDermitt putting up big miles and trying to get to Denio. If the weather was as bad as they predicted we wanted to be near a town. A day and a half away from Denio and we woke up to a snowy/ice covered ground. It didn’t let up for most of the morning and then by the afternoon it turned to rain, soaking out feet and my spirits a bit. Luckily we camped just a few miles from town and got in early the next day to warm up in the cafe at Denio Junction.
The owners there are incredible folks who went out of there way t accommodate us even though the hotel was fully booked and they could have easily turned a blind eye.
The weather held around for another day and a half and soon the Denio Junction cafe felt like home. I am definitely glad to get back on trail tomorrow morning but I will miss the place a bit. I think in total I ate 6 meals in that cafe and saw a little slice of what living in a town of 47 people is all about.
Now it’s time to find out how much snow the Pueblo mountains got. On to Fields!