Pain 1We entered Washington State today.

74-Chief Timmothy, ORWe heard that it would be starting to get massively hot, about 105F today. We were up early to avoid being on the macadam and thus only hit the heat of the day during the last 10 miles. We started with a spectacular 8 mile decent down an extremely curvy road into the Snake River Valley. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Later in the day we passed the site of the first white settlement in Idaho and, once in Clarkston, the clear signs of hydropower transmission from the Snake River.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is where Lewis & Clark got back into their boats for the final leg of their journey into the Pacific. We will not take that easy route-although we did follow a flat bike path for many mails. As might be expected from a river of this size, there are lots of ways to play in the water. Becky tried to entice the dogs into catching fish by calling them “underwater squirrels”. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFUDb-day.74-079FUDb-day.74-088FUDb-day.74-083