Mile 6-26: Walthena to Severance

“Scouting the pony express bike packing route part 1 day 1. Got a late start out of st jo so I got a ride with my wife after dinner to Wathena KS. Not much to scout on the highway out of st jo things went well through Troy Ks good hills to start roads were in good shape mostly dirt and gravel at road 170 just before the road intersects with highway 20 it disappears into overgrowth and washout I camped behind a cedar tree in the middle of the road for wind protection.”

[NB. This is entry one of three by Andy Phillips. His ride track is on Strava at]