Stats for day 12.
We started out following the TAT from Lakeview toward Chemult, but it started winding around on really small roads, so we switched to following one of the OBDR tracks instead. However, after several miles, the OBDR track tried to send us down a road which didn’t exist. At this point we realized that we had made hardly any real progress toward Chemult and it was already well after noon. We decided to follow some main forest roads into Paisley and have lunch. There we studied the map and the GPS to find an efficient way back to the OBDR. After some struggling with the over-abundance of logging roads shown on the GPS, we eventually plotted a route and joined back up.
After following the OBDR past Thompson Res., we realized the sun was getting very low and making westward riding difficult, so we stuck to some main roads and got to the Crater Lake Lodge in Chemult before dark.
It was a bit chilly all day, especially some of the highway miles we did getting around Summer Lake from Paisley, so we finally put our jackets on mid-afternoon. It feels quite cold tonight, and the low is forecast to be 22 degrees. I thought August was still summer!