SEA TO SHINING SEA: Up and over the pass

May 26, 2013

DAY 12 - Snowshoeing across America.  Memorial Day weekend for God's sake and we're bicycling over the Cascade Mountains in five inches of snow.  Totally spectacular.  We logged 39 miles today, the first 22 of that uphill to McKenzie Pass to cross over from the wet side of the mountains to the dry side.  Of course it's raining here now.  It seems to be following us.  Today our average speed ended at 7.8 but when we were walking it was as low as two and when we came down the other side of the pass I hit 29.  All in all I was happy with the speed and happy to get over the first major pass.

Tonight we're tenting in a city park in Sisters, Oregon.  Lots of bicycling families surrounding us in their tents and pop-ups.  Nice people.

Oh yeah. Today our total ascent was 5,942 feet. Feeling pretty good and now that we're off the wet side of the Cascades my head is starting to dry up.  Bill says there's not much to see east of the Cascades. "Just a bunch of sage bush and Ponderosa pines." I have a feeling Bill might not appreciate the Delaware marshes very much either.

Here are a bunch of photos from today. Soon it will be Sunday.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

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