Day 130  🌎 49 miles

Daily Summary:
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.

Battery Performance:
Note:  All charging and range data after the World Record Day will be published in Excel format at a later date.

—  130 —

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.

Arrows Show Nearly Forest Fires

The Lolo Pass Information Center was a nice place to top off the battery and discuss the Expedition with a number of visitors.

Charging at Lolo Pass Information Center

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.

Lewis and Clark Camped Here…

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.

… On This Very Same Day — September 11 — 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…

Lolo, Montana Days Inn

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ScootingRich has been teaching, working and volunteering in various capacities since 2007. He is currently attempting to demonstrate the viability of personal electric vehicles (PEV) for long-range travel by riding his Kaabo Wolf King GT electric scooter on a 21,000-mile adventure from Colorado, USA north to Alaska and then south to Argentina and ultimately to the shore of Antarctica. You are welcome to share in this epic journey by following us on YouTube and Patreon.

3 comments

    1. I’m not sure about “compassion” but certainly no hammocks = non-sense if it’s just a thoughtless policy and not truly about trees. Some people use rope, narrow straps, or even wire cable to hang and those things do harm trees. Others, like myself, use extra wide, tree-friendly straps. These pose no harm to trees. A blanket “no hammocks” policy only evidences lazy, thought-less thinking.

      1. Right the tree!
        I wasn’t thinking about the damage a guy could do to the tree eh.
        I Never slept that way but looks fun lol.

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