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Originally Posted by jamawani
Since you will bike for pie - may I suggest the very best pie in the US of A?
It is to be had at the cafe in Gibbonsville, Idaho which is on the southern loop choice of the L&C by Adventure Cycling - and, actually, truer to the actual route of Lewis & Clark. Gibbonsville is a hamlet at the foot of Lost Trail Pass....
I don't think I can top that bounty, but if you do follow the "official" L&C across Lolo Pass, stop in Kamiah, ID at Jilinda's on the right. I hope it's still there, as they have great huckleberry pie--good enough to write about in my journal anyway.
My favorite pie in the US is at Becky's, just west of Crater Lake OR in Union Creek. I manned a fire lookout in 1961 at Crater Lake when Becky herself presided, but the place is still humming, Beckyless, still turning out those great pies. It's famous enough that you can drop the name in a crowded room here in NY and have a chance of turning a head (though mentioning Wall Drug is a cinch, by comparison).
Sorry--this is a bike forum but dang...pie! I couldn't NOT say something!
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