It was a long day, anyway - 8 hours on bike to go about 78 miles. They were mostly uphill miles, too. Although we had a bit of descending, it was just choppy and not something that gave you a good rest. So this was like being on the exercise bike or stairmaster for 8 hours. Ugh. Just an endless day, and I was tired to start out with because I just didn't get enough sleep last night. Something about the daylight that lasts until 10:30!
We did stop for a bit to view the Kootenai Falls, which a local fellow mentioned were used in a scene in The Revenant. I didn't see the film, so cannot vouch for that, but they were pretty spectacular. I don't think my picture does the scene justice.
Other than that, it was rolling mostly up through forests, which were lovely enough but I just felt like I had had enough of them by mile 35 and there were still 45 miles to go!
|Gary, Debbie and Dennis - bound for Virginia|
|10:00 pm at night!|
The day's report: Troy to McGregor Lake, 77.8 miles/2457 to date.
Tomorrow should be a bit easier - just 35 miles or so to Kalispell - but I have learned to never take anything for granted!