63 miles. Dayton, Nevada to Kirkwood, California. I said goodbye to my folks at 6:00 and headed to California. As soon as I crossed the state line the climb up Carson Pass began. I gained 4500 feet over the next 21 miles. It never got real steep and turned out to be easier than I had feared. Going over the top was a great feeling knowing that it was the last big climb I would have. The Sierras are beautiful. I am camping near the pass at a gorgeous lake.