My next hot-and-sweaty break is an hour later at Aiken Mine Road, which leads off toward the cinder cones and the lava tube
At 3100 feet elevation and past the 20-mile point now, I munch on another Peanut Toffee Buzz Clif bar that wants to be chewed but not swallowed. Ugh, early sign of heat sickness. Just a few more uphill miles to go.
I explored some of the Aiken Mine Road area during last spring's trip and it's worthy of a return visit one day. Not today, but maybe on the way back to Baker later in the trip.
Date: May 16, 2010, 15h21