David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
Bicycle Trip 2009
Bicycle Trip 2010
05/14  twitter.com/d16n
05/14  It's peanut butter jelly time
05/15  Military Ridge
05/16  twitter.com/d16n
05/17  Geologists fed me watermelon
05/18  Big Rocks
05/19  The sneaky hills
05/20  Go and Stop
05/21  Whole lot of bluffs
05/22  twitter.com/d16n
05/22  Smells like the North Woods
05/23  Stop and they'll get you
05/24  twitter.com/d16n
05/25  Solitude and Dragonflies
05/28  Big timber
05/29  Not too proud to push
05/30  Stupid four-wheeler driving losers
05/31  twitter.com/d16n
05/31  There be dragons here
06/02  Duluth
06/03  Cruisin' the coast
06/04  I am so biking through the North Woods in a cold rain!
06/05  International Wolf Center
06/06  Finally heading west
06/09  Home on the Iron Range
06/10  Rain and loons
06/11  West of the Mississippi...I think
06/12  No more forest
06/13  "Thank you for not wearing spandex"
06/13  twitter.com/d16n
06/16  Flat
06/17  Ticks, rain and work
06/18  Wind
06/19  Deer and hawks
06/20  Perfectly centered
06/23  Peace and Turtles
06/24  Chugging along
06/25  twitter.com/d16n
06/25  Push up, roll down, repeat
06/26  Rain Delays
06/27  I must be getting "west"
06/30  twitter.com/d16n
07/02  twitter.com/d16n
07/03  Duct tape, hose clamp and a big iron bar
07/04  The Enchanted Highway
07/06  Something good comes of the rain
07/07  "Do not feed the prairie dogs"
07/08  Biking with bison
07/10  Yellowstone River Valley
07/11  A scarcity of roads
07/15  Tongue River Road
07/16  Reservations
07/17  A short unremarkable day
07/21  "I'm done when I'm done"
Nomadic 2010
Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
Nomadic 2011
Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
Bicycle Trip 2015
Biking West 2015
Chickens and Pheasants 2016
Biking About 2016
New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

The Enchanted Highway


I think I'm more sore today than I've been in a month. This area is very hilly with an abundance of valleys carved out by small creeks and rivers. And I had the pleasure of fighting a decent head wind for most of the day.

After passing through a handful of small towns and a comparable number of "Closed for the 4th" signs, I made it to Regent. Regent's restaurants were all closed too, so I ate a cold lunch at their park. Like I said, every small town in North Dakota has a nice community park. After that I finally headed north on the Enchanted Highway.

The Enchanted Highway is another tourist draw that apparently works quite well. It brought me here. In addition to its giant sculptures there are also more abandoned farm buildings than I have seen on any single stretch anywhere yet in this state. Each sculpture has a large parking area, but I found myself having to stand in the road more often than not just to fit everything into my camera's viewfinder. Maybe that explains why so many people would just stop on the road rather than pull in. Or they were just too lazy to get out of their cars.

Today was another tick-free day, and I did walk through a bit of grass. The mosquitoes are definitely on the decline as well. However a new nemesis has risen: yellow-colored biting flies. These little buggers are vicious.

Tin Family

Teddy Rides Again

Pheasants on the Prairie

Fisherman's Dream

Grasshoppers in the Field

The Deer Family

Geese in Flight

contact me at le@liverworks.com
< 2010-07-03 Duct tape, hose clamp and a big iron bar 2010-07-06 Something good comes of the rain >