Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Day 3: Welches, OR to Kah-Nee-Ta, OR - 64 miles - Climb 5,150
Started the day with a long climb that took us around Mt. Hood with temps in the low 50s. Coming down the mountain being buffeted by 18 wheelers was scary. The topograghy has changed drastically. We started the day in the alpine Pacific Northwest and are now in desert sagebrush with temps in the mid 80s. It looks like the old TV show Bonanza could have been filmed a few miles from here. Hard to believe we are only three days into this as a routine has already formed. Missing Belle dearly but we at least get to talk and text daily.
Roadkill count: 12
Hurts: Sore hands from constant braking and roughchip/seal roads