Detours and Dogs
Day 50. Detours and Dogs. 70.6 miles for 2023 miles in total. We awoke to drizzle and it had rained quite a bit in the night. The high mountains had snow but most were obscured by low clouds. We deliberated for a long time discussing the pros and cons of going over the high pass called Indiana Pass or creating a detour route. We made breakfast and packed our bikes at the pavilion. We all wanted to go over the pass but with the snow up high and forecast for rain off and on all day we felt it was prudent to find a detour. We rode into town for last minute batteries before heading out on the detour. All day we watched the rain clouds surrounding us and could rain clouds all about on the mountains when the clouds lifted. Today there were no hills. 70 miles, our longest day and no hills. We didn’t go up or down. Just rode flat roads alternating between pavement and dirt. Didi Menton there were no hills? It was really odd and enjoyable! We passed a lot of cattle farms, hay bales and straw bales stacked to the sky. We saw goats, and sheep, cows, and lots of horses, and an elk farm. And dogs….,fenced in dogs, free running dogs, big dogs, little dogs, all colors and breeds….lots of dogs today. There were also a few dead critters in the road but we try not to look-Jack rabbit, porcupine. Once we reached Antonio we popped into the grocers for bananas, bars and Gatorade. We got on our phones to try to find a place to camp or stay with no luck in town so we rode another 5 miles to the Twin Rivers campground. It rained as we were checking in and we all were a bit chilly. There was a communal building r used for dinner and it had a wood stove so we were warm. Yeah! We moved our tents inside the building……(they were still a bit damp from last night) and planned tomorrows route. At least we will be dry tonight.
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Tara, Mimi and Jen love life and adventure.