Today, we were on the other side of the Cascades. After our first pass, the trees became more scarce and the mountains were a brown color. There were a ton of wheat fields. I did not know it was wheat at first - I just thought it was a weed. As soon as I was told it was wheat - "amber waves of grain" poped into my mind. So Day one is purple mountains majesty and day 2 is amber waves of grain.
Eventually, the terrain changed again to interesting rock formations. They kinda looked like mesas in some areas. We turned and rode along the Columbia River and it was stunning!
I am having a great time - I am one of the slower (probably the slowest) cyclist here, but no one seems to care and I sure don't! However, coming in late does not leave time for blogging - so I will continue to try to post regularly.
Cascade Mountains - we will be climbing Stevens Pass the first day
Babbling brook on Steven's Pass
Leaving Wenatchie, Wa - we got lost twice in the first 2 miles!
Wheat field and farm between Waterville and Douglas, WA. Can you tell that it was windy?
Basalt Cliffs along Banks Lake on the way to Steamboat Rock State Park
Upper portion of Coulee Dam
BTW, the bike is working better than it ever has.