Wilderness Gateway Campground, ID to Grangeville, ID
We spend the first 50 miles of the day following first the Lochsa River and then the West Fork of the Clearwater River downstream. The morning is cold as the sun can't break the depth of the deep canyon walls until well into the noon hour. With no headwind to battle our pace is an easy 17 mph. The canyon River scenery rivals the previous days indescribable rugged beauty. Today's scenery is slightly different as we have dropped in elevation. The canyon has widened, the lush forest has become more sparsely vegetated, and the ancient basalt lava flows now dominate the arid walls of the gorge.
Average speed: 12.2 mph
Max speed: 37.4 mph
Odometer: 3593 miles