| ||Welcome to Idaho! |
Day 43: Monday, August 16.
To Albeni Cove Campground (Corps of Engineers) near Newport/Oldtown
on WA/Idaho border. Absolutely beautiful ride, wonderful weather,
albeit raining at start of ride; rolling hills along Pend Oreille river
on a road with almost no traffic. 68 miles.
Day 44: Tuesday, August 17.
To Samowen Campground just east of Hope, Idaho (population 99) (USFS
- Forest Service). Quite a lovely ride, saw lots of osprey (and nests
with very demanding, loud offspring); late lunch at Sandpoint; not sure
why, but we are all feeling very tired tonight. 56 miles.
| ||When you don't need |
your old bridge any more,
make it a bike lane!
(Over Pend Oreille Lake
at Sandpoint, Idaho)
Day 45: Wednesday, August 18.
To Dorr Skells Campground (USFS), no water, thus free - although
campground host let us draw water from his private tank. Saw deer and
very young fawns in campground; wind still against us (UGH!); but
beautiful country with rolling hills, saw loons on lake; still tired -
probably frustration at the headwinds. 52 miles.
| ||Deer at Lake Leo Campground |
in early morning
| ||View of a lake |
where we had lunch.