Aug 24

Cle Elum to Leavenworth

by in 2001 RAW

Friday, August 24: 40 miles

Yeah team!

The last day took us over Blewett Pass to Leavenworth. It was another beautiful day. The rains that hit the evening before were so far gone that the tent was dry in the morning. I guess that tells you something about the continuing fire danger there, huh! Blewett Pass was a gentle climb the entire 15 miles. We were able to hold an average speed of more than 13 mph going UP the hill. When we screamed down the back 20 miles, we averaged more than 30. It was a hoot. It was even more fun than White Pass.

The ride ended in the Bavarian themed tourist town of Leavenworth with a celebration in a beer garden. Thanks to Carlen and Inma for driving our car over the pass to pick us up. We were very happy to be home to sleep in our own comfortable bed and be with our ailing kitty.

We did it!

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