Day 05

DAY 05: August 30, 2011 (Tuesday)

Glide, Oregon to Susan Creek BLM Campground: 12 miles (119 thus far)

Got up at first light to avoid any potential “illegal camping” issues with anyone. Struck camp and left forthwith. We had camped on the backside of a business called Mike’s Trikes, which was a motorcycle sales business. They apparently dump oil from motorcycle oil changes behind their building, which we smelled all night long. Glad to leave and get some fresh air. Cloudy. Stopped in tiny berg of Idleyld (pronounced: Idle Y ld) at convenience store for breakfast and chatting with locals at picnic table. I had a banana, V8 Juice, and bag of Nut Harvest trail mix made by Frito-Lay. Easy ride to Susan Creek Campground as we began mild ascent of western slope of Cascade Range. Pulled into campsite 14, same site I had in 2009 for the Death Valley Tricycle Expedition. Had early dinner from Gary’s campstove of Mountain House freeze-dried spaghetti. Still camping and riding along Umpqua River each day and night. Nice warm showers at Susan Creek … finally! Had campfire and relaxed.