6/17 - Skykomish - East Wenatchee - Day 2

The theme for today is: "climb we must"

Woke up at 5:30 to get ready to tackle Steven's pass. The pass was just over 4000 feet and we were starting out in Skykomish at just over 1000. We had to climb 16 miles to make it.

Of course we all took photos at the top. It was slow going but the views were breath taking. The back side was a blast. we fired down the other side. To the lunch stop. With the amount of food that Cycle America feeds us, I don't expect to lose any weight on the trip.

I stopped in the Bavarian town of Leavenworth  stopped at Starbucks for coffee. Met up with first two other riders, Jim and Lauri Young for Iowa and then Tom and Neil rode up as well.

I finally got into the high school in East Wenatchee by 5PM and had just enough time to catch a shower before dinner.

Thundering water from the Cascades

Fred at the first pass

Brian at the first pass of the trip.

Picnic Stop

Jennifer, Rick and Marianne at lunch

Erika at Steven's Pass

John, Erika and Paul at the summit

The first Starbucks of the trip with Nell, Tom, Jim, Laurie and myself