Sept 3, Washburn, ND, WINDY WINDYPosted: September 3, 2011
Tough ride today in the first 15 miles, the route had me heading right into 40 mph winds – glad I persevered because the Garrison Dam, creating Lake Sakakawea, was really neat. Eventually got to use some tailwind and rode 65 into Washburn. Vast sunflower fields along route. Bluffs on either side of Mo. R. are green and pretty. Saw some bald eagles mid-afternoon. Visited national historic site telling story of Hidatsa and Mandan Indians-well done. Motel tonight, camp tomorrow. Pics are of the two spillways below the dam…there were whitecaps on the waves on the lake.