Tuesday, June 29, 2010

To Weyburn

If yesterday was challenging, today was worse. The headwind grew stronger as the day progressed. We were in the saddle for about 6 hours, our speed was about 6 mph, but down to 4.7 mph during gusts. Exhausting!

We stopped in Lang for Dick's coffee fix and talked with several friendly locals, then in came Chuck Shugart. Originally from Palo Alto CA, he's now a farmer in Yellow Grass. He became a Trail Angel when he invited us to camp in his yard tonight, although we weren't able to take him up on his kind offer. We really wanted to get to Weyburn tonight Good luck, Chuck, on your quest to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. His next section will be Tuolumne Meadows to Shasta Lake during the month of July.
We stopped in Yellow Grass to eat lunch. It can get hot in Canada according to this marker
but I liked these scale models of grain elevators.
Weyburn is the site of Canada's largest inland grain terminal. This is the Viterra terminal, Pioneer was just down the road.

I checked the weather after our campsite was set up at River Park - SE winds were 37 kph/23 mph.

Miles completed = 1548

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