Well, true to form I bungled on the navigational skills and befittingly ended up at the Living Free Animal Sanctuary. This was private property of course. I would have backtracked from here, but the threat of darkness was becoming a factor. Hoping to pedal fiercely through this section, I was spotted by a woman who soon gave chase in her car. She caught up to me just as Route 74 was reached. Preparing to suffer through some sort of denunciation, I was pleasantly surprised to hear her calmly mention the fact I was trespassing. After briefly explaining my plan/blunder, she kindly offered to give me a ride back to my truck. After thankfully declining, it was then up and over Keenwild Summit to the Hurkey Creek turnoff. From here it was an 800’ gain back to the truck.
Aside from the screwups, this was a great trip. If the final 800’ gain was initially done on foot, (providing there was no one to help with a shuttle) and the correct bike trails were used, this would be an even better trip. Someday.