Day 46: Sandpoint, ID to Ione, WA (89.9 miles)

With 6 days to go until we reach Seattle, we have raised $9,700 of our $10,000 goal.


That's a buffalo.

We crossed into Washington in the late morning, and spent a pretty leisurely day riding through the beautiful evergreen forests of the eastern part of the state. We rode through another Native American reservation, which seemed a lot different than the ones we had seen in Montana. We also saw buffalo there (for the first time on our trip)!

We took an afternoon break at a campsite that we had planned to stay at, but we had decided the previous evening that we would make a push for Ione so that we could have a short day before we got to the mountains. We made it to Ione in early evening and asked around to figure out where we could spend the night. We were told that a man owned an RV park on the outskirts of town and usually allowed tenters in his backyard, so we headed over. While it ended up being the third night of the trip when we had to pay for lodging, we were happy with it. We got showers and a peaceful place to enjoy the 4th of July.

We bought some root beer and chips to enjoy while we played cards into the evening, and listened to the fireworks from the next town over as we went to sleep.