This was the original plan:
Like I said, I think some of the work is being put off for a while.
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Did you end up travelling north along the coastline via 1/9/parallel routes?
Several of you mention "local mom and pop diner" - What is that?
Small, locally owned and operated diners are often operated by the owners' family, thus known generically as "Mom and Pop Diner." They know and are known by the locals, who often will go there for a regular cup of coffee, sometimes a breakfast, every morning.
At Madison campground the hiker/bikers get to camp in a nice grassy area right behind the office (and it's a well-kept secret that the ladies gave us access to their coffee pot in the morning)!
As a 20-plus year environmental historian in the northern Rockies who has been bicycle touring since 1984 - methinks your worries are misplaced. Prudence dictates that a person from the East Coast or Europe who shows little awareness of the climate or remoteness of the Intermountain West might benefit from a few cautionary posts. In contrast, a person who worries every detail usually benefits from a little humor and upbeat encouragement. YMMV.