Day 31 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bill Wagner   
Monday, 02 August 2010 08:25
Day 31--56 Miles 

After a bunch of much needed rest I was happy to leave my hotel room in Rawlins and get back at it. Today's ride had a nice change that involved abundant cloud cover, it was so nice to feel shaded for the majority of it. In the end It did rain quite a bit but I was nearly at the end of my day so it didn't matter much. I found a nice spot nestled in some Aspens and...yeah, did I tell you, I'm back in the woods!!! Dear God it feels so nice to be back amongst trees and streams. I found a spot to put up my tent and did so after the thunderstorm had stopped. It felt like a transition back into heaven to leave the high desert and return to forest and Aspens. I keep wanting to call them Birch but they are not, they really look the same to me.

Tomorrow I'll enter Colorado and then begin the REALLY HIGH climbs. I passed the half-way point a day or so ago and that was a nice milestone. A friend of mine that I hiked the AT with is coming to meet me in Silverthorne in a few days and that should be great. It's been ten years since that long hike and I feel a lot of the same reflexes on this trip. It really is a lot like backpacking but with a bike, bike-packing I believe the phrase goes.

It's got that black look up above so I best put this back under cover. I hope the donations will continue to come in as I enter the second half of this grand adventure. A sincere thanks to all who have donated or contacted me to say hello, it really means a great deal to me. Much Thanks.

I nearly forgot, a close second in highlights for today (after leaving the desert) was coming upon a herd of sheep. That was really something!

journal-291 journal-292 journal-293 journal-294 journal-295 journal-296 journal-297

Why Give?


$15.00 buys one child breakfast for one year (5 days/week, 10 months/year) in the breakfast program.

All donations are tax deductible.

Bike For MIMA Store

Show your support by purchasing items from the Bike for MIMA Store.
Proceeds from all sales benefit the MIMA Foundation.
Home  |   Bike  |   Contact  |   Gallery  |   Route  |   Why Give?  |   MIMA Foundation