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National Parks - 2010 Trip - Day 15

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Start Location:  Ely, NV
Ending Location: Baker City, OR
Miles Today: 510
Trip Miles: 4583
States Visited: 10
National Parks Visited: 11
Low Temp: 55.6° F
High Temp: 102.3° F
Min Elevation: 2042'
Max Elevation: 6556'

Route Map:


We have a slight change of plans today - we're heading for home.  We finished what we set out to do - visit some of the national parks that we have missed west of the Mississippi - and we're tired.  Well, to be honest, I'm tired.  I think the sun and the heat and the seemingly endless roads the last few day have taken their toll.  It's time to get home and rest up for another trip another day.

So we headed north on route 93 out of Ely this morning through Jackpot, NV and on to Twin Falls, ID.  We then picked up I-84 through Idaho and into Oregon and on to Baker City.  We decided that we went through more construction today than the whole rest of the trip up to today.  The worst was outside of Boise where we were backed up and stop and go for several miles.  The only saving grace was that the sun was finally behind the clouds so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Tomorrow we should easily get back to Everett although it looks like we will get our first rain in 11 or 12 days.  I guess that's just part of living in this part of the country.