The only thing about riding a bike from Portland to Phoenix is that in-between there is something called... NEVADA.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Along much of the route will be Artemisia tridentata, or Sagebrush. The smallish, pale green-grey leaves divide into three rounded lobes at their tips, are covered in very fine hairs, and smell amazingly cleansing when crushed.

Range of Artemisia tridentata
By U.S. Geological Survey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more! I think that be my single favorite smell of all time.