Day 4 – Baker City to Cardwell

Day 4 of PAC Tour sees us crossing our first state border from Oregon into Idaho. A distance of 114 miles today with around 2600ft of climbing made today a much easier day. After breakfast in the parking lot (oatmeal, bagels and coffee) we set off along Old Route 30 which pretty much follows the route of modern day I-84 (the main inter-state).

Interesting sculpture made from steel wheels

Interesting sculpture made from steel wheels

As we move away from Baker city toards Cardwell, we move into farming country. Everywhere around is intensive farming and irrigation. The terrain is fairly flat and after a while becomes a little bit monotonous, not helped by the fact that the roads can be straight for 10 miles or more. A corner becomes an event!!

Idaho - flattish dead straight roads - monotonous!

Idaho - flattish dead straight roads - monotonous!

One of the many Historic Markers along the route which follows the Oregon Trail - used by the early settlers

One of the many Historic Markers along the route which follows the Oregon Trail - used by the early settlers

State No.2 - Idaho

Lunch is usually situated between the 50 and 75 mile mark depending on the length and difficulty of the day. Today, we were treated at lunch time to Rebecca serenading us on her accordion.

Rebecca Haldeman serenading us at lunchtime on her accordion.

Rebecca Haldeman serenading us at lunchtime on her accordion.

Stats for the day:-

Distance: 114 miles

Climbing: 2600ft

Temp: 88f

Wildlife: Nothing alive, mainly dead snakes and deer – deer must make a real mess of whatever vehicle hits them!

Day 4 Map

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