8:30 AM to 5:30 PM — Meziadin Lake to Hwy 34 pullout 13 miles before Gitanyow. Solar charge on the way.
Odometer: 3,368 – 3,441 miles
Average Speed: 14.5 mph
Climb: 3868 ft. — Descend: 3812 ft.
55-80° F : Partly cloudy. 10-20 mph Tailwind almost all the way.
Note: All charging and range data after the World Record Day will be published in Excel format at a later date.
Solar charge for 3.5 hours at rest area 22 miles from start. 79v to 81.7v. Average Speed to rest area: 16.0 mph.
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God is Good!
I almost made it through “the gap” from Meziadin Lake all the way to Kitwanga, BC in a single 10-hour day!
No rain. No wind. No mosquitoes until the pullout where I finally had to camp (and now the black gnats are out, too!).
What’s more, is that my new friend, Shawn, who was staying at Meziadin Lake when I first arrived there has offered to give me a ride in his truck from Kitwanga to Prince Rupert.
That means I should be there tomorrow afternoon and maybe even be on Vancouver Island before the next rains sweep through the area in a few days.
Even if I do happen to get caught in the rain, it will be nice to know that I will soon be a lot drier farther south.
I know I’ll be missing the rain and snow soon enough, especially as I get closer to Mexico in November, but for now I’m just thankful that I got a chance to meet Shawn and three of his children and share some mutual encouragement with him.
Everyone that I’ve encountered on this trip, and on many other trips before, has had their share of challenges.
It’s a blessing, indeed, to be able to share those challenges with like-minded friends and fellow travelers on Life’s road.
Thank you, Shawn, for letting me be a small part of your family’s life, and thank you for being a part of my life, too.
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