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Miles 1698, Days total 59, Days off 22, Total Accumulative Ascent 15,000m
The red line is our cycle route. The dotted blue lines represent two side trips we made by car. The first side trip was into the State of Wyoming where we visited the Yellowstone National Park and then went on to Utah where we stayed in Salt Lake City. The second side trip was to visit some of the spectacular canyon areas including Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and the Dead Horse State Park in Utah.
Our route through the lower states of USA essentially followed Route 93 initially passing through the Flathead Reservation and on over the Lost Trail Pass and down into the Salmon River Valley. We continued on Route 93 through Twin Falls and into Nevada at Jackpot. From there we crossed the Nevada Desert experiencing the only significant snow of our trip in Ely where more than 6 inches fell for Halloween. From Las Vegas we left Route 93 and linked to the famous Route 66 to take us west to Los Angeles. We met the coast at Santa Monica from where we joined a cycle route, much of which is along the back of the beach, which took us virtually to the border with Mexico just south of San Diego.
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