On Wednesday morning we had two decent 1000 foot climbs and then got a nice long descent back into the high desert and the gunnison river. We followed the cottonwood-lined river up to the city of Gunnison – the largest town we’d seen since Taos! We decided to get another hotel and live it up in the city, though the brewery was inexplicably closed so we made due with an outdoor pub attached to a pizza place. We also realized that we were way ahead of schedule and only had to average 25 miles per day to catch our train!