Colville to Republic
Last night we didn’t have internet service, so no post. on Friday, July 17 we had a steep climb of about 1100 ft. Otherwise it was a downhill day. Those 1100 feet were tough.
|Ron and Roger climbing|
|The artsy shot|
|Dian and Tim with Phil, Geneva and May in the background|
Today we had our biggest climb of the trip. We started out steadily downhill to the Columbia River. From this low point, around 1290 ft elev., we climbed 20 miles to the top of Sherman Pass, elev.: 5575 ft. That’s a bit of a climb!
After that it was downhill all the way to Republic. Okay, there were a couple of bumps to climb, including the one into Republic, but otherwise it was a screaming downhill. 30-35 mph. More than fast enough for me.
Tomorrow is a rest day. Takin’ it easy in Republic.
|Tim and Ron crossing the Columbia|
|"Wildlife" at the top of Sherman's Pass.|
|Waiting for everyone to show up|
|Phil, Tim, Dian, Marlene, Kari, Roger, Ron|
Sherman Pass, 5575 elev.