Day 76: So long, west coast

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DAY 76: Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Miles traveled: 9,856
States visited: 23 (just added: Idaho)
Weather: 73, sunny

I’m in Idaho. Lake Coeur D’Alene has some of the bluest water I’ve ever seen, and the Coeur D’Alene River is so clean I want to drink from it. I’ve now started the 4th leg of the my 5-part adventure. This one is the longest in terms of miles. Over the next 4 weeks I’ll head from Vancouver back across the U.S. to Pittsburgh, where I’ll stay for two days before moving on to the Northeast.

The rough path is as follows:

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There are several states that I’ll only be seeing briefly. It looks like I won’t be spending more than an hour in Missouri, Iowa, and South Dakota. I haven’t missed a single state yet – I could still see all 48 lower states if I want to. But I just don’t see myself making it up to North Dakota. That would be way off my projected path. I’m already going out of my way just to reach South Dakota.

Sorry North Dakota, but you won’t be a part of my trip. Unless someone convinces me otherwise!

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