Day 55 – Arco to Stanton Crossing, ID – 71 miles (windy)
The weatherman lies, supposedly the wind wasn’t going to get above 10mph and because of this we took a nice late start leaving Arco and the hospitality at Virginia’s house. Well when we did finally hit the road a little after 10am the wind was already pushing almost 20mph as a headwind.
To breakup the day we took a midday break at Craters of the Moon National Monument and enjoyed touring the lava tubes and fields. Once we got back on the road around 3pm we had thought the wind died down but was wrong. So once we made it into Carey we were in no hurry to ride the final 30 miles to our campsite.
Luckily we ran into Sandy and Gretchen who are riding from Oregon to Louisiana. Sandy has done many cross country rides and she sent our contact information to her husband who looks like he will be helping us with an overnight spot in Redmond, OR (thank you Slim in advance :)).
Due to the long breaks and waiting for the wind to die down we didn’t make it into camp until 9:25pm, but out here you can still see in the twilight until then.