16-05-31  Day 65 Nez Pierce – Mark Trail

Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure

The tent was covered with frost with no wind..  Jackson was 10 miles away, all downhill so I could wait for coffee and breakfast…   I bundled up and enjoyed the ride… So different without wind… Zoom….

Jackson was still asleep.. The only place  open was Shepard’s Garage…  No coffee but a fine bathroom..  Oatmeal and Banana and on to Wisdom…  Nice and flat.  I could bike at 12 miles per hour… It has been a long time since there was light winds…..

Darby at the Big Hole Crossing made sure I was well taken care of..  Coffee…  Breakfast…. I had a stomachache for some reason and now all better….

Next stop Big Hole Battlefield Monument. .. It was more like a massacre…  Last year while hiking the Continental Divide Trail I drank from  the same springs as Lewis and Clark and then the Nez Pierce Indians…. I wonder what Lewis and Clarke and Sacajawea  would think of what our government did to the Indians  after their  great expedition.

As I climbed to Chief Joseph Pass so did the wind…..  By now I am used to it.. Just breathe it out…

Memories, Memories…. Flop finished his 2015 CDT adventure at the pass… A strong hiking partner that made each day special  with his elevated attitude….. And Huge smile… THE FLOPSTER…..  Thank you…..

Linda and Phil are Warm Showers hosts near Sula the stop for the day… I look forward to time shared with family…  A balance between living out there and our country’s culture….  So nice..   As simple as time shared around the dinner table…

Raider, the family German Shepard and all 13 Goats….Milk and Meat…..  Goat milk, Hot Tub and another visitor, Brenna from Minneapolis…   So incredible…..

Big Hole Pass to N. Sula
72 miles

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