Thursday, June 22, 2017

They Keep Getting Higher

Day 18 - 6/21/17 - Hamilton, MT to Wisdom, MT - 74 Miles

Average Speed - I climbed to 7241 ft elevation...I don't wanna talk average speed

Lodging - Big Hole River RV Park - $15
Tonight I pitched my tent in Wisdom, MT which sits in the Big Hole Valley at an elevation of 6027 feet.  This is higher than any pass that I've climbed before today and I'm in a valley!

To get to Wisdom I had to climb my highest pass yet (Chief Joseph Pass) at 7241 feet.  It took me almost 3 hours to cover 13.5 miles and get to the top.  Words can't express how thankful I was.

As I was going down, my map told me that I had at least 10 miles to Wisdom.  Yet, I could see the town in the distance.  I thought there is no way that's 10 miles, but as I pedaled and pedaled the town barely got closer.  It took me 10 miles to get there.  Montana is big, open country...

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