Tuesday, May 18, 2010

To Kettle Falls

The fifth and highest pass on our Washington route has been conquered! It was 19 miles to the top, and it rained for about 2/3 of it.

The sign at the top said:
Before leaving, we bundled up as much as possible. There was a pole near the top of the pass used to measure snow depth with a thermometer attached - 42 degrees. It would be even colder going downhill. There is snow in this picture but it's covered over with gravel.

The rain seemed to stop as we descended, but there was so much water on the road and we were going so fast that the front tire threw it into our faces. Time to keep one's mouth shut. We descended about 4000 feet in the next 22 miles. Across the bridge is Kettle Falls where we would opt for a motel rather than camping.

Miles completed = 441

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