Not much new to report. It’s still hot, but not as hot as it had been. Definitely on the dry side of the mountains… Not much but grasses, sagebrush, and rocks, with the occasional vineyard. Right now I’m beating the heat by sipping a pint here in walla walla, which seems to be a pretty nice little city. The folks at artisan bikes were certainly friendly. This is the last decent sized town I’ll see until I get to Kalispell in a week. Here’s some photos a real nice guy I met in the Columbia gorge, Scott McMullen, took of me.