Day 66 (July 5th)
Distance 51.35 miles
So today was the day I climbed over the final pass, McKenzie.
It was a hot day and the climb seemed to go on forever, every corner revealed a new part of the endless trail upwards.
In time I reached the summit and the lava fields, i’ve never seen anything like it, black rocks covering the whole landscape it was like another planet.
I took my last “summit photo” and it’s the last time I will be at this altitude on the journey. I took a moment to reflect as I looked over the lava fields, this journey has been incredible honestly. But now is not the time to look back, I’m not at the Pacific coast yet!
I want to set the scene right now as a contrast to how I started this journey.
All of my clothes are beyond filthy, my shoes stink of damp, I have a slow puncture that I’m pumping up a few times a day instead of repairing, my front mud guard snapped off, Im overdue a shower, my brakes are shot to bits so I’m flying down hills and my chain has no oil on it.
But honestly I wouldn’t change a thing, I’m definitely ready to make it to the coast now but what an adventure it’s been!!!
Yours in cycling,