Day 1: Sunday, June
We traveled to Panguitch by truck, parking at Garfield Memorial
Hospital and leaving it there while we bicycled onward.
Ready to head out, our truck in the background
We started cycling at 5:10 PM. There was a strong crosswind,
which sometimes worked as a
headwind, and sometimes was a tailwind.
South of Panguitch - note bicycle position to keep it
from being blown over by the wind.
After ten miles, we made it to Bear Valley Junction, where we rested at
an abandoned convenience store. From here north, the traffic was
lighter, since much of the traffic is to/from I-15.
Bear Valley Junction
Heading north toward the Sevier River narrows
When we reached the narrows, the water in the river was muddy, but by
the time we were some distance into the narrows, the water was mostly
clear. There were small rapids, and the sound of water tumbling
Cycling in the Sevier River Narrows
There was a nice downhill glide coming out of the canyon, and before we
knew it, we had reached Circleville.
Arriving at Circleville
We stayed at the Circleville RV Park
Our tent and shelter for the bicycles
During the night, I saw a beautiful image of the moon silhouetting the
bicycle wheel, and reached for the digital camera to take it.
Unfortunately, it just fired the flash, taking a more ordinary
picture. I couldl't remember how to set it up to take the
low-light picture I actually wanted.
In the shelter at night
On this day, we had cycled 27.2 miles, at an average speed of 9.6 miles
per hour. The bicycles were moving for 2 hours and 48 minutes. We were
on the road for 3 hours and 20 minutes.
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