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