I had to adjust my bike and gear as the pannier put onto the rear rack interfered with the shift box and my gearing was off. With Vickie's help and my experience with working with my friend Jim(ali), we finally got it working and I moved the panniers to the front rack. That set up worked really well. Thank you Jim, for all the teaching and tutoring you have given me that helped me to not panic when something went wrong!
With permission from Yelm City Hall, we parked in their photo secured lot for the two nights we will be gone, and after a subway lunch we were geared up and on the "Yelm to Tenino Trail".