Omak to Tonasket

Date: 
Friday, July 19, 2013
Miles: 
30
Bike: 
Soma Saga

It was too far, and too hot, to consider pushing on to Wauconda pass today so I took a short day and spent it in Tonasket. Met Wes and Shawn from Detroit who are doing Portland to Portland. Wes just retired and didn't waste any time getting out on tour.

Tonasket has a nice feel about. There was a big influx of hippies to this area in the 1970's and you can see the influence in the conservation and land and wildlife protection that is big here.

I tried to pass the day by hanging out at the co-op and then the library, but the heat would not relent. It was 104 at 6:00, so I gave in and got a motel room. It had the best air conditioner ever and I was able to get a good night sleep and get going early again.

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On the way to Tonasket there were orcahrds tucked into the hills along the Okanogan River.
On the way to Tonasket there were orcahrds tucked into the hills along the Okanogan River.

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Looking towards Tonasket, it was getting greener after some very desert like landscapes around Okanogan and Omak.
Looking towards Tonasket, it was getting greener after some very desert like landscapes around Okanogan and Omak.