Seattle, WA to Missoula, MT – Miles: 600 | Elevation: 23,353 feet
PROLOGUE | 7.31.2017
16 mi | 515 ft
Puget Sound shore to Interagency Academy Seattle, WA
DAY ONE | 8.1.2017
51.5 mi | 3,524 ft
Interagency Academy Seattle, WA to North Bend, WA
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail does not disappoint. After 43 truly mixed terrain miles from downtown Seattle, we hit the JWPT and rolled another 10 miles to a perfect campsite.
DAY TWO | 8.2.2017
66 mi | 1,142 ft
North Bend, WA to Ellensburg, WA
A super hot, dusty, 66 mile day – from the top of Snoqualmie Pass down into the baking grasslands of central Washington State.
Campsite: KOA Campground
DAY 3 | 8.3.2017
56.8 mi | 2,497 ft
Ellensburg, WA to Beverly Royal City, WA
We’ll be honest. Today was hard. We rode 57 miles in 105 degree heat through the high plateau of central Washington, including 20 miles that were absolutely remote.
DAY 4 | 8.4.2017
80 mi | 3,543 ft
Royal City, WA to Lind, WA
Relentless heat, and smoke from the wildfires
DAY 5 | 8.5.2017
80.3 mi | 3,543 ft
Lind, WA to Malden, WA
Given the persistent heatwave and soft conditions on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, we re-routed another day.
DAY 6 | 8.6.2017
60.3 mi | 2,575 ft
Malden, WA to Harrison, ID
A terrific 60 mile day on the final stretch of the John Wayne and the beginning of the Coeur D’Alenes.
DAY 7 | 8.7.2017
76 mi | 3,110 ft
Harrison, ID to Lookout Pass Mullan, ID
Trail of the Coeur d’Alene took us through Idaho to the NorPac trail that ended at Lookout Pass Ski Area on the Idaho/Montana border.
DAY 8 | 8.8.2017
87 mi | 2,044 ft
Mullan, ID to Alberton, MT
When you expect to be done riding 20 miles earlier, when smoke from nearby fires are everywhere, when fire patrol routes you onto the highway where trucks are driving 80 mph, it’s stressful.
DAY 9 | 8.9.2017
33.3 mi | 1,207 ft
Alberton, MT to Missoula, MT
Easy roll into Missoula and visit with Adventure Cycling Association
DAY 10 | 8.10.2017
Rest Day in Missoula, MT