Spring Gulch to Wisdom Montana - overall distance 69 km/41 miles - Chief Joseph Pass - 16 km/10 miles for 900 m/3000 ft altitude gain. Lots of rest stops on the way up, but I made it! Then a long downhill and straight roads to Wisdom Montana pop 109. Mam says this is smaller than one of her family reunions. Wisdom's other claim to fame is 2 billion mosquitoes - sleeping indoors tonight.
Hamilton to Spring Gulch Campground near Sula Montana - 60 km, staging for Chief Joseph Pass tomorrow. Nice ride, some climbing near the campground as an introduction to the pass.
Great campground on the Bitterroot River, getting used to USFS campgrounds - water, vault toilets, no showers.
Lolo to Hamilton - 60km - half way to the staging point for Chief Joseph Pass, a 10 mile climb. Paved bike route the whole way. Steady side winds bringing all kinds of wonderful pollens into my throat - antihistamines tonight.
In mountain country for sure now, the Rockies have been visible since early morning. A preview of the uphill climbs to come for the next few weeks.