Day 55 – Uphill ’til the end…

Wilderness Gateway Campground, ID to Kamiah, ID

Our ride today was short since we had tacked on an extra 30 miles yesterday, so we only had 59 miles to Kamiah, which we made the most of.  We had another 20 or 30 miles of the same beautiful but repetitive mountains and streams from yesterday.  At the lunch stop, we went down to the river and sat in the cold rushing water until the last group came in, and tried to take in the amazing scenery of the river and mountains and amazing weather.  It’s crazy to think that we almost take this kind of beauty for granted now, the flat land in every direction back in the Chicago suburbs will be a shock when we get back.  The ride was similar to yesterday’s scenery-wise, but we found some civilization near the end of the ride and actually had to worry about cars on the road today.  Kamiah is nice, the city is spread out through the hills and of course, as usual, we had to climb up a final massive hill to get to the church.  The amazing people at the Pine Ridge Baptist church made us a delicious dinner and we stuffed ourselves with spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and brownies with ice cream. 

States traveled through:17(NY,NJ,PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, OH, IN, IL, WI, MN, SD, WY, MT, ID)
Distance today: 59 mi
Total Distance traveled:  3408 mi

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