Jody F., Zach B., Dennis K., Than W., Mike B., Mike R., Eric C., and me. From the Fish Hatchery->Cove Creek->225->Daniel->475->471->Kathy's Kreek->471D->Butter->Cat.
The climb up 225 went on longer than I had remembered it should but my mind was wandering and I was thinking mostly about a ride I did a year or so ago with a friend that is now gone.
We took a nice long breather at the Daniel connector
It was a beautiful night to be on the bike. Cold, but beautiful. The moon was nearly full, the sky was clear, and the temp had fallen to the high 30's. After another break at the Gap we turned onto Cathy's Creek road and made our way to 471D. Along the way we were sucked into a wormhole and spit out the other side, right at the turn. I'll never forget that experience and that's all I'll say about that.