25+ miles out and back on the Snake River. Pittsburg Landing to Granite Creek and back. Hot and sunny day after a long cold McCall winter. Drank gallons of ice cold meltwater from the numerous creeks I crossed. Did not take enough calories and was happy to accept a protein bar from a boater that powered the last 13 miles strong. Plus, the good folks at the Kirkwood Ranch saw the crusty salty state of my skin and offered a dissolvable electrolyte tab. I sat and chatted with them a while in their amazing little cabin by the river and drank the Nuun juice. It was delicious chai/lemon and the last 5+ miles were run a little faster because of it. Thanks again. I was happy to see BRB waiting at the truck and my emotions rolled out as ususal when I finish an ultra. B busted out nearly 20 miles of her own and then drove us home as I dozed in zombie state of fitful dreaming sleep. Great day.
About 8,000 feet of relief in the pic. Deepest canyon in North America.