Friday, May 22, 2009

Lolo Pass

Day 14: 78 miles - So we picked up where we left off yesterday riding up the Lochsa River along part of the Lewis and Clark trail toward Lolo Pass. This stretch of road goes for over 66 miles with zero services offered at all, so we ended riding about 58 miles and gaining about 2000 feet before stopping for lunch. From there the grade got a little steeper for the remainder of the climb up Lolo Pass(elev. 5235 ft). We finally reached the pass at about mile 70, entering into Montana, and seeing a fair amount of snow for the second time of the trip. From the top, we coasted down the otherside to Lolo Hot Springs for the night.
Tomorrow we're planning for about 60 more miles in Montana which will put us over the 1000 mile mark since Astoria. Also, we should be getting close to Yellowstone in about 4 days.
Side note: for some reason none of the campsites we stayed in in Idaho had showers since the Idaho Power park in Hells Canyon on the Oregon state line. This means we made it through a whole state without showering. Don't worry though, we got a well needed one tonight in Lolo Hot Springs.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to know you finally got a shower! I sent a Boulder, CO contact to your e-mail. Check it, use it if you like. Sounds like you are having the time of your life. ENJOY!