I woke to fig and what looked like rain. However within an hour the skieshad cleared and the sun was shining. The start of the ride was quite prettybut once I turned on 39 it became spectacular.
Rte 39 meanders and cross crosses the Guadelope river. Because of this theclimbs were few and far between. As the rode followed the river i wastreated to spectacular canyon walls; amazing waterfront ranches; and waterthat seemed to be a deep turquoise blue. So far I think this was myfavorite ride of the trip.
Late afternoon brought hills and a search for camp. In this part of Texasevery bit of land is fenced. It is quite a sight and obviously creates somedifficulties when searching fir a place to sleep. As I was working my wayup yet another climb I managed to find a bit of woofs that had been clearedfor a utility line and that was not fenced.
Clear skies brought a brilliant orange and blue sunset that finally gave wayto the near full moon. The moon had already been high in the sky as Ifollowed the river, but once darkness hit, it was bright enough to seewithout a headlamp.
Sleep came very, very easy.
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