8/18/12, Malheur National Forest, OR - Tonight, I’m 8 miles south of the town of Fox, OR, or as my GPS says: N. 44 deg, 33.613 min and W. 119 deg, 5.206 min (Barry, the keeper of the Google Maps section will get excited over that information).
Today was a day of hills and valleys. The morning started with a five mile climb to the top of Long Creek Mountain. Then, I descended about 1000 feet into the valley to the south. In the afternoon, the lads once again leaned into the harness and pulled the wagon several hundred feet higher to another summit, after which we started a descent into the John Day River Valley, half a days journey to the south.