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Friday, July 7th
Drive home

We got up relatively early and packed up, ready to leave before 9am. It was then that we found out one of the tires was low on pressure. I figured it must have developed a leak from the unpaved road from Tangle Blue Lake (that was probably the roughest road of the trip).

It was leaking about 1 psi every 2 hours. It seemed ok to drive on briefly, so I just took it slow into Weaverville, where we stopped at a gas station and filled the tire back up. In the future I will probably consider bringing a pump and a patch kit, just in case.

From Weaverville it was pretty smooth sailing, stopping just for lunch and getting into the Bay Area around 3:30pm, mostly missing the commute traffic (probably because we were heading the opposite direction from most people).

The next day, I took the car in to get the tire fixed. It took just a few minutes and $15 to fix it. Of course, it's probably worth it to spend the money on the patch kit for peace of mind.


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