Day 71. An eighty-two mile today that included two two thousand feet climbs. It's also hot, about 93 degrees, which is a bit of a break from the 103 we had yesterday.
We went up the the old Highway 95 up to White Bird Pass and down it on the decline. That was a gloriously fun rocket down lots of switch backs.
We experienced a full range of Idaho foliage from lots of pine trees, to high desert brown hills alongside the Salmon River and then on the second climb up to 4000 feet in elevation we are back to alpine meadows.
Fruit Stand outside of Riggins, Idaho. There's nothing else around but this place had a great selection. I bought two peaches, a pint of Huckleberries and Gatorade.
Once in Riggins (we are biking south) we crossed back into Mountain Time Zone and we'll be here until Oregon.
The map recommended we go on the Pollock Side road to avoid the traffic but part of it was closed due to a massive earth slide. No latter, we portaged through it.
Zim’s Hot Springs, Idaho
Tonight we're staying on this beautiful Alpine meadow at Zim's Hot Springs. They have two pools of steaming hot mineral waters. Great chance to soak the muscles after such a long day. Interesting pool rules though…. no spawning?
Lew and I cooked tonight. Simple hamburgers. Good. With the miles and the time change against us it felt good to get in by 5:20PM.