July 13, 2019 – day 11.
Dullest day, so far.
Since I had a motel the previous night, I stayed until check-out at 11am.
Breakfast and coffee were included with the $60 room.
After yesterday’s long, hot ride I felt I should cut the number of hours in the sun today. I didn’t really get going until Noon.
I’d planned to resume the Great American Rail-Trail but found the track too sandy. It really requires a fat bike. I quit after about a mile.
Parallel at that point was a canal path. Better, but still difficult to pedal.
Finally I headed for the empty secondary highways.
This farmland is pretty. But I didn’t stop to take many photos.
I set my sights on reaching Plummer, Idaho, the start of the Great American Rail-Trail in that State. It’s called Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes.
On a break I took some selfies.
The small farm towns of eastern Washington State are very quiet. There must be inexpensive houses for sale.
Gas, Food, Dope.
Looking to stop about 8pm I found a nice, quiet spot between a farm road and the fence.
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