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LA or Bust - 2009 Trip - Day 20

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Start Location: Rawlins, WY
Ending Location: Mountain Home, ID
Miles Today: 548
Trip Miles: 6205
States Visited: 20
National Parks Visited: 2
Low Temp: 48.8° F
High Temp: 94.9° F
Min Elevation: 2537'
Max Elevation: 7486'

Route Map:

no graph today

What a difference a day makes.  There wasn't a cloud in the sky as we left this morning and it was pretty much the same all day.  We stuck with I-80 and I-84 all day.  We're both tired and ready to get home.  We made another 548 miles today and are staying in Mountain Home, Idaho.  It looks like one more 550 mile day will get us home.  This should not be a problem, especially since we gain a final hour tomorrow as we cross into Oregon.

The temperatures above are correct.  We started out around 50 degrees this morning and, as we were closing on on our final destination, the temperature topped out at 94.9.  We never would have guessed it would get that warm today - but we certainly aren't complaining.  We wouldn't mind another day like this tomorrow.

The bike ran great so bad gas was most certainly our problem yesterday.  We put one more tank of high octane gas in this morning, just to be sure, and then went back to regular.  The last couple of days at 75 miles per hour and some strong headwinds has certainly made a dent in our mileage for the trip.  We were averaging better than 40 miles per gallon up until Wednesday but are now down to 38+.  We'll look at this in more detail after the trip is over and we do a wrap-up.

Lots more windmills today.  Some people think that they are a blemish on the environment but I personally don't mind them and think they look good.  We really enjoyed the scenery in Utah and even into Idaho and Linda got some really nice pictures since the trees are strating to change and the colors are very cool.

On to the final leg tomorrow.