With Bob as a partner, Bill likes to set a slow pace going downhill. It can try my patience, so I step him up a bit. He makes up for it on the flats or going uphill.
A few miles down the road, several things happened at once. A friend stopped by to visit, it was getting hot and I was approaching the Middle Fork of the John Day River. Since I was faced with a long, steep hill, I decided to call it quits and make camp right there.