10:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Lochsa Lodge to Lolo Days Inn.
Odometer: 4,843 – 4,892
Average Speed: 20.2 mph
(The Scooter TFT display distance is showing less than 5% over the road mile marker distance.)
Climb: 4055 ft. — Descend: 4331 ft.
58-75° F : Minor variable winds.
Note: All charging and range data after the World Record Day will be published in Excel format at a later date.
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The past two days have seen very cool temperatures at Lochsa Lodge, but today I’m heading out of the mountains and down into the plains.
The first stop was at Devoto Grove, a stand of old growth cedar trees that towered into the smokey air.
No less than 10 fires are burning all around this area, but I’m sure these giant cedars have seen this before: not only the smoke but the fire as well.
The Lolo Pass Information Center was a nice place to top off the battery and discuss the Expedition with a number of visitors.
I had planned to stop at Lolo Hot Springs on the way down, but the weekend’s “event” was still going on so I breezed through ignoring the loudspeakers.
Not many miles later I ran across another Lewis and Clark point of interest.
This marker was particularly interesting as it noted that I was standing in the very spot that the Corp of Discovery camped at on the very same day they were here 217 years ago.
What were the odds of that happening?
When I got to Yellowrock RV Park where I was hoping to camp, I was informed that no hammocks were allowed.
I rode on into Lolo and had to stay at a hotel.
No sleep tonight…
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