It is snowing this morning in Ely. Since we have a 7700 foot pass today we've decided to leave at 9 in the hopes that it would warm up. It was still snowing when we left though after a half hour it had stopped. Once we started climbing the pass it snowed for the next hour though it was not sticking to the hiway.
On the other side of the pass we stopped at Majors corner to warm up with cups of coffee. This stop essentially in the middle nowhere didn't have gas but was a full saloon. Also, like a few others it too was covered Inside with dollar bills that people had signed and pinned to any open spot on walls or ceiling. The proprietress said lots of bikers have already stopped in this year. More interesting was the fact that over a dozen cross country walkers had also already been through this year.
From here we turned south to follow a Basin instead of just crossing it. Ah, tailwinds and level ground for almost 80 miles. Most of the ride was pleasant though about 20 miles from our stop for the night we got pummeled by a 15 minute hailstorm. We arrived in Pioche at 6 checked into a motel and rushed to the only café in town before it closed at 7.
Another good day.