At the Adventure Cycling Association's office, they took portraits of each of us for posterity. (Missoula, MT)
Missoula has a giant concrete "M" on a hillside overlooking Missoula and the valley. I took the 15 minute hike up the hill. It is a breathtaking view. This is a picture of a tired kid who just hiked up the steep hill and is resting against the base of the "M".
We followed this river during our 80 mile downhill from Lolo pass.
I had to yell the cheesy line from the Titanic movie: "I'm king of the world!" This picture was taken between Grangeville and White Bird, ID.
Pete is known to draft (a little too close) so he doesn't have to fight the headwinds. We joke about the face we see in our rear view mirrors, so Terry asked Pete to pose for a picture giving his drafting face. Cait has scolded Pete many times for drafting to close behind us, but you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Between Grangeville and White Bird, ID
Switchbacks near White Bird, ID - check them out on Google Maps
I always love seeing animals outside of their pen. (near Riggins, ID)
Old farm equipment - seen everywhere in the middle of nowhere
Cait rigged a flower on her bike. Notice how the stem goes into her water bottle...ingenious. It reminds me of how girls put a flower in their VW Bugs.
Entering Hell's Canyon - There was a cold rain before we entered, so thankfully it was not hot as it is known to be. I was told that last years group had 110 degree weather when they passed through Hell's Canyon.
Brownlee Reservior in Hell's Canyon
The last one!
Picking roadside black berries in Hell's Canyon...
...and they were good!
The original ruts of the Oregon Trail (east of Baker City, OR)
Sunset beyond the mountains (Baker City, OR)