Darby, MT to Wisdom, MT 57.3 mi | 3,533 ft Today we rode up and over Chief Joseph Pass – first time hitting the Continental Divide
Missoula, MT to Darby, MT 66.2 mi | 1,470 ft We headed south out of Missoula, on the paved Bitterroot Trail and a portion of the Transamerica Trail.
Alberton, MT to Missoula, MT 33.3 mi | 1,207 ft Easy roll into Missoula and visit with Adventure Cycling Association
Mullan, ID to Alberton, MT 87 mi | 2,044 ft When you expect to be done riding 20 miles earlier, when smoke from nearby fires are everywhere, when fire patrol routes you onto the highway where trucks are driving 80 mph, it’s stressful. Campsite: River’s Edge Campground
Harrison, ID to Lookout Pass Mullan, ID 76 mi | 3,110 ft Trail of the Coeur d’Alene took us through Idaho to the NorPac trail that ended at Lookout Pass Ski Area on the Idaho/Montana border. Campsite: Lookout Pass Parking Lot
Malden, WA to Harrison, ID 60.3 mi | 2,575 ft A terrific 60 mile day on the final stretch of the John Wayne and the beginning of the Coeur D’Alenes.
Lind, WA to Malden, WA 80.3 mi | 3,543 ft Given the persistent heatwave and soft conditions on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, we re-routed another day. Campsite: Malden Community Park
Royal City, WA to Lind, WA 73 mi | 3,196 ft More miles (73), equal heat (105), lots of smoke from wild fires up north — but a better day.
Ellensburg, WA to Beverly Royal City, WA 56.8 mi | 2,497 ft We’ll be honest. Today was hard. We rode 57 miles in 105 degree heat through the high plateau of central Washington, including 20 miles that were absolutely remote. Campsite: ORV Park at Beverly Dunes
North Bend, WA to Ellensburg, WA 66 mi | 1,142 ft A super hot, dusty, 66 mile day – from the top of Snoqualmie Pass down into the baking grasslands of central Washington State. Campsite: KOA Campground