Day 63: Cheating the heat: Kooskia, ID to White Bird, ID

44 miles (71 km) – Total so far: 3,483 miles (5,605 km) Part 1 The mounting heat is becoming enough of a challenge that I’m continuing yesterday’s split ride again today. I plan on riding 40ish miles each morning and then another 20 in the early evening each day as I pass through the highContinue reading “Day 63: Cheating the heat: Kooskia, ID to White Bird, ID”

Day 62: Beautiful: Clearwater National Forest, ID to Kooskia, ID

86 miles (138 km) – Total so far: 3,439 miles (5,535 km) America, I have important news for you. Idaho has been holding out on us. Potatoes. That’s what you think when I say Idaho. But this state isn’t about sodding tubers. No, my fellow citizens, Idaho has cornered the market on pure natural beauty.Continue reading “Day 62: Beautiful: Clearwater National Forest, ID to Kooskia, ID”

Day 61: Ascending in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark: Missoula, MT to Clearwater National Forest, ID

Idaho Day 61- Clearwater NF, ID Day 62- Kooskia, ID Day 63-White Bird, ID Day 64-New Meadows, ID Day 65-Cambridge, ID Day 61: Ascending in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark.: Missoula, MT to Clearwater National Forest, ID 60 miles (97 km) – Total so far: 3,353 miles (5,396 km) Just outside the busy slotContinue reading “Day 61: Ascending in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark: Missoula, MT to Clearwater National Forest, ID”

Day 59: Zeroing in on the ACA: Hamilton, MT to Missoula, MT

Last night’s dinner was curtailed by an impending storm that never broke. The wind dashed the tent about noisily, and the dinnertime sprinkles never materialized to anything more. As dawn broke the shifty wind had made up its mind, and that mind said tailwind. Paul, Terry and I broke camp at 5:30 to shoot intoContinue reading “Day 59: Zeroing in on the ACA: Hamilton, MT to Missoula, MT”

Day 58: Young goats.: Wisdom, MT to Hamilton, MT

74 miles (119 km) – Total so far: 3,238 miles (5,211 km) The sober beginning of our trip today was a visit to Big Hole Battlefield. The battlefield is a memorial to the forced migration of several tribes to the Nez Perce reservation. Five tribes banded together to escape the US Army and push onContinue reading “Day 58: Young goats.: Wisdom, MT to Hamilton, MT”

Day 57: eXcellent riding: Dillon, MT to Wisdom, MT

66 miles (106 km) – Total so far: 3,164 miles (5,092 km) In the states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming the small towns I’ve ridden through have an “old town” or “main street” or “downtown”. Usually this center boasts the best shops and services that the area has to offer. In addition, a “newContinue reading “Day 57: eXcellent riding: Dillon, MT to Wisdom, MT”

Day 56: Wonderful start and Wonderful end, but skip the middle.: Ennis, MT to Dillon, MT

74 miles (119 km) – Total so far: 3,098 miles (4,986 km) The town of Ennis treated us right. We enjoyed everything a cyclist could want. Willie’s Distillery set us up with space for tents behind their tasting room. Did you catch that? Ennis has a distillery and tasting room. After a little bit ofContinue reading “Day 56: Wonderful start and Wonderful end, but skip the middle.: Ennis, MT to Dillon, MT”

Day 54: Underrated Fumaroles: Grant Village Yellowstone NP, WY to West Yellowstone, MT

Montana Day 54-West Yellowstone, MT Day 55-Ennis, MT Day 56-Dillon, MT Day 57-Wisdom, MT Day 58- Hamilton, MT Day 59-Missoula, MT Day 54: Underrated Fumaroles: Grant Village Yellowstone NP, WY to West Yellowstone, MT 55 miles (89 km) – Total so far: 2,952 miles (4,751 km) It was the best of parks, it was theContinue reading “Day 54: Underrated Fumaroles: Grant Village Yellowstone NP, WY to West Yellowstone, MT”

Day 53: Touring the National Parks: Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park to Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park.

57 miles (92 km) – Total so far: 2,897 miles (4,662 km) Sadly, this morning I left the Tetons. But, they gave me a treat on the way out. In the early morning mist I encountered a massive Hart. Its antlers were stupendously large, which he shook about as he pawed at the ground. PaulContinue reading “Day 53: Touring the National Parks: Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park to Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park.”