116 km/72 mi
Foremost on my mind today was the mountain pass to Taos. I've been thinking about this route, trying to decide if it was feasible, ever since I started thinking about this tour. I was really worried that maybe the hills were too steep, that with all my baggage I would just have to end up pushing the bike, which would take a lot of precious daylight.
58 km/36 mi
It did end up pretty cold last night. Turns out, it was 17 F last night and I still slept pretty well, so I'm happy about that. I'm really happy with my Re Meow sleeping bag, despite its dumb name. My Drifter tent, too, really keeps in the warmth surprisingly well when completely closed up.
The lady at the motel gave me a deal on a different room in the motel yesterday, so I decided to stay another day in Clayton rather than stay at the nearby lake.