7/31 Grangeville to Wild Goose CG (on Middle Fork Clearwater River)
Felt great to leave that town and it was a beautiful ride (as usual). Cooled off in the river along the way and at the CG. At the campground we met Wanda D. (crazyguyonabike.com/doc/S2L) and her recumbent bike. She lived in Pueblo in 1976 and saw all the groups of riders going by. Her mom didn't think it would be a good idea for her to join them. She can barely walk but she is doing it now!
8/1 Wild Goose to Wilderness Gateway CG
Short day back. Hot, tired and cranky I pooped out at the historical ranger station. Wanda caught up with us there and we shared a site! this place had a great place to go swimming in the river too:)
All along the highways are informational signs telling about Lewis and Clark and the Nez Perce history. We are on their old stomping grounds.
8/2 Over Lolo Pass!!!
We had a nice overcast day for riding uphill:) Had lunch at the Lochsha Lodge in Powell (Lewis and Clark Exp camped there) and then headed over the hill. First glimpse and first time in Montana this day. Beautiful.
8/3 Missoula here we come
finally in a town with a bike store and a REI. There are a lot of things happening in this town this weekend. Testicle Tour, Antique Gun Show, etc. So we were told by our cab driver. Very hard to find a hotel. the Days Inn was bareable but we moved to the Red Lion Inn these last two nights.
8/4 Missoula - Open Road Bike Shop on Orange, Thank You!
Tom's bike is ready to rock:D