Day 11 Walla Walla to Pomeroy WA

Walla Walla to Pomeroy WA - 111 km - up 950 m/down 650 m - long ride, good workout. Passed through many small towns established in the mid to late 1800's and proud of it. Some fun photography. Went from dry grasslands to lush green hills as I began to climb from Walla Walla. And as soon as I dropped down the other side the dry grasslands reappeared. Beautiful country. Lots of distance to cover today. Tried to put up early at Louis & Clark State Park campground. I was informed that the area for hiker/biker camping had been damaged in some flooding and I would have to pay $30 for an RV campsite if I wanted to stay - on the road once again. Washington is not consistent in their parks management. In Crow Butte I stayed in an RV site for free, here a completely different reception. No matter, I am camped in the Pomeroy City Park for free, even had two concerned citizens check to make sure I set up my tent away from the sprinklers.