6/21 - Sand Point, ID to Thompson Falls Montana - Day 6

The theme for today is: "the longest day"

As I write this note (10:30PM) the sun is slowly setting. This is because it's the longest day of the year and also 'cause when we crossed in to Montana we changed our watches to Mountain Standard Time. So we're on the far western edge of the time zone at the longest day of the year. The day today had similar riding terrain as yesterday. Rolling hills not much overall change in attitude.

The ride length was about 89 miles and the heat increased. By the time I rode into Thompson Falls, the thermometer on bank building was reading 92 degrees! I'm sure that there's more of that to come this summer. The ride took us mostly along route 200, which is designated as a scenic highway. We traveled along the huge lake called Pend Oreille ( http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wa/county/pendoreille/). Eagles, Ospreys, Moose and other wildlife was spotted.

The evening briefing covered tomorrow's ride which is expected to be over 100 miles. Everyone is planning on an early start. The next day, Sunday, will be our day off. Time to find laundromat and get ready for next week.

Look at those legs!!

Crossing into Montana

View of Pend Oreille in the Morning as we left Sand Point, ID

Idaho river view

Typical Idaho back road