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GAP 2006 DAY THREE: Meyersdale to Confluence

Posted by on August 7, 2006

Slept in again and had a nice ride along the Casselman

Meyersdale Hostel

The hostel from the outside.

AUGUST 7, 2006

Curses, I slept in again. The sounds of some type of activity in the gymnasium above me woke me up and I realized sunlight was filtering in through the windows at me. And by sleeping in, I mean I really slept in. It was almost noon!

Ready to Ride

Hey look it’s me in the hostel mirror!

Salisbury Viaduct

Salisbury Viaduct.

View from Salisbury Viaduct

View from on top of the Viaduct.

I left my stuff at the hostel and walked over to the pizza shop and ate some lunch. By the time I returned to the hostel and was ready to leave it was already past one.

By the time i made it to the top of the hill and rode out to the Salisbury Viaduct it was already 2:30. I wanted to ride out to Keystone and see that viaduct in the light, but for how late it got, I didn’t want to add more time to my ride than it was already going to take.

Trail Riding

The trail…

Pinkerton Tunnel

Pinkerton Tunnel still closed.

I tried to keep a steady pace, but my bike was heavy. It was a pleasant ride weather wise and mostly uneventful.

I reached Pinkerton a little after six and saw the tunnel was still closed. I kept on pedaling through the small towns and enjoying the nice day.

Confluence at Dusk

Loosing the light as I get into Confluence.

By the time I reached Confluence, it was eight. I rode into the campground below the dam and checked into my site. I had already paid for a full campsite via an over the phone reservation. Upon checking in I learned that they had a hiker/biker area that was way more affordable than the site I got. Oh well, next time.

I set up camp, cooked some dinner and went to bed, hoping not to sleep in again.


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