Day 29: Monday, July 20, 1981
Encampment, Wyoming to Walden, Colorado: 50 miles
We had a short day today. Jack woke up at 5:30, so we were on the road by 7:00. We continued up the Saratoga valley. All morning, we headed east, and had an east wind. Then, when we turned south, the wind changed to a westerly. The ride was hilly and generally uphill, so it was quite a bit of work, even though we rode only 50 miles. One truck tried to run us off the road today. There's not much we can do about things like that.
|Long and rolling uphill|
We're leaving the desert behind. There's more agriculture in the valleys, although irrigation is still heavily relied upon. And we're approaching the mountains. Walden is at 8000'.
|Name these flowers!|
We arrived in Walden at 3:00 pm - short day. We're taking it easy this evening, doing laundry and catching up on odds and ends. All in all, a nothing day.