The Pilgrimage: Day 30
At this point in my trip, I had been on the road for 53 Days in total, that is a long time to live out of saddlebags.
I spent the majority of the day at the Lewis and Clark Caverns, Montana’s first State Park. It was a 2 hour tour, and they weed out the weak by starting the tour with a 300 ft elevation gain on the trail to the entrance of the Caverns. Not gonna lie, I was out of breath and sweating like crazy when we got to the top.
But if you’re not one of the ones who goes back down the hill, you get to be treated to natural air conditioning. It’s 50*F inside the cavern, and when it’s 90+ outside, it’s like heaven.
We descended 300ft through the cavern. We had to slide on our butts, walk hunched over, and descend and climb a ton of stairs that were all carved by hand in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Just think about it for a second that each step took at least two weeks to create. That’s insane.
We had a wonderful tour guide that was very light hearted, and made the tight tour of 30 people through the cavern a lot of fun. Plus, it’s just incredible in there. That helps.
I made a stop in Pony, MT. Then did the last leg to Virginia City in a rain storm, but it was just a little one. Did a little jaunt down main street before setting up camp and guys, I gotta tell ya, I’m in love with this place. Pictures of Virginia and Nevada City tomorrow!