Slept well. Temp dropped to 46 degrees. Kept toasty. Sunrise is almost 7:00AM.
Made store mix pancakes with real blueberries and VT syrup. Worth throwing off the covers and sparking up the heater.
One of these days I will change to long pants. I am wearing a wool sweater and riding with knee warmers & a long underwear top.
Turned to the right leaving sleeping spot & ended up in Conway and drove up to EMS store. I walked in just looking. I ran into Rob ( I later learned his name) that was with the Red jersey bike group from yesterday). We visited. I asked about The Nan and he suggested a route. I bought the map & headed out.
Small TH. FS road being returned to nature. Soon I learned that the trails on the map, while labeled where not so on the ground and they were just XC trails. Maybe the XC took over the hiking trails. Anyway, I rode 19.75 on deteriorating logging road. I did try a trail off the road & learned what bog riding is about: Roots, rocks, & deep bog mud. Gave up. Maybe a local has the trail dialed in but I failed.
Drove back into town looking for a shower. Saw a road sign for a hostel. Not well signed. Drove by it. Saw a woman getting her mail from road side box. I asked her for directions. She said I drove by it. Back again. Opens at 5:00 and it is 4:30. I decided not to wait and continued my drive to N Conway to Red Jersey shop for ride ideas for tomorrow. I passed a XG & took a flyer for a shower. The owner let me put my quarter in the slot for my shower.
Made bike shop. Screw balls. Both town shops open at 9:00 and close at 5:00. Shop closed. Try again tomorrow.
Drove back to same spot at Echo Lake for sleep.
Frige isn’t keeping ice cream frozen hard. Wonder if my not parking level wise is now affecting the cooling.
Took pictures of Echo Lake in AM with steam wafting from lake surface. Still pretty.
Picture of The Nan River: