Days 61 & 62!

On Thursday, we had our last day of climbing, going 3600 feet up to Mount Washington Pass and then another 400 feet  to Raine pass. The climb was steep but beautiful and the descents were frightening.

We spent the evening at a campground on Diablo Lake which is amazingly turquoise, created by a dam that was the highest in the United States what it was built. 

Friday, we started our southward journey to Seattle, leaving us with about 85 miles to go. We are staying in Darrington, the logging center of Washington. Unfortunately, that meant logging trucks bearing down on cyclists for much of the day.  The next two days are both short and flat; it feels like a victory lap after 4200 miles.

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