Ok. Home now and ready for some posting. As Mike said, our ride hit an immediate snag with my gas tank venting problem...something we finally resolved in camp that night (after we finally got setup at about 9pm)...
After leaving Denio that morning, we climbed up our first ridge into the next valley:
Looking back at Denio for the last time in four days:
One of the first water crossings. We kept thinking that the crossings would get deeper and deeper. We were only partly right:
Duckspanker on the gas. I guess freshly minted ankle was feeling good:
Mike and Bill confer on routes at our first break stop:
Bill closes the first of the 7,364 gates we passed through (I counted me, trust me on the math):