|Shelton - Any town that has a nice old Shay Locomotive can't be all bad!|
42 miles (401 trip miles)
Not much scenery today, just pushing miles. I'm going to try Adventure Cyclists' recommendation for crossing the Columbia, at Cathlamet. This avoids the Astoria Bridge, which I really didn't like the last time I crossed it. However, their route goes West from Shelton to Elma, then East to Centralia. This adds about 25 miles to the route. So today I struck out on my own and went straight down 101. It was noisy with not much to look at, but definitely shorter. Tonight I am about 15 miles North of Centralia.
I got into the campground just as it was getting dark. I couldn't find a grocery store before reaching camp so it's Ramen noodles and Tuna fish for supper tonight.