In the morning we started with a nice 50 km downhill ride with tailwind along the madison river, which is going into the atlantic ocean. We had early lunch in Ennis in a nice old restaurant called “Yesterdays” before a 600m uphill part at 32 degrees in full sunlight. But the dry air at 2000m elevation feels so much cooler and makes it much easier. Nearly at the top we met a older swiss couple, which is traveling the US since 25 years and apparently still enjoing it (au wenn dr Verkehr zuegnoh het). In the afternoon we enjoyed Ice Cream at Virginia City, a museum like city from the gold rush in Montana. In the afternoon downhill ride we saw the impressive landscape of a former gold digging area, where 100 years ago machines digged their way through the river leaving behind huge piles of stone. Apparently it was worth it, as they found gold worth nowadays 2 billion. In the evening we found a nice and cheap campground with Wifi and a store in Alder.
Cameron – Alder