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It’s a habit we’ve gotten into… trying burgers at different places. We’ll let you know what the best ones are!

Bleary Eyed but Beaming

July 2

Bikers really know how to party.

NMBL and I both quit the party early last night. Neither of us drank much. We enjoyed good conversation, good music, and the company of some new friends. But we wanted to have a good ride in the morning. Everyone we talked to said that the 31A from Kaslo to New Denver was a great ride but to be careful. There are bears, deer, tight corners, and rough roads. Pay attention is what we were told. We wanted to be on our game.

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Colorado Adventure Day Four: Another Wrong Turn

Both of us woke up this morning completely refreshed. We had our best night sleep night’s sleep yet. The Boise National Forest along the north arm of the Payette River is beautiful. It reminds me a lot of the Fraser Canyon in BC… only narrower.

We struck camp and headed north on the ID-55 looking for the turnoff to get to the ID-21. Passed through Cascade and McCall, had a great lunch in McCall, got to a junction for the ID-95. The 55 ended there but no 21. We had gone too far north. And we lost about 2 hours doing it. It turns out we should have turned off just north of Banks and had actually passed the turn-off the night before just prior to finding our campground.  Continue reading “Colorado Adventure Day Four: Another Wrong Turn”

Colorado Adventure Day One: The Wrong Way! 

One of the problems with any sort of camping is the weather. Hammock camping, while easy to do compared to tenting, is still a pain when it’s raining. It started raining in Birch Bay sometime before dawn and it didn’t let up until well after we struck camp and left at 7:30am. We wanted to just get on the road rather than trying to make breakfast in the rain. We ended up eating in Ferndale at this quaint little place called The Cedars. The food was good and the coffee was welcome.

Back on the road, our goal was to get to the National Forest Service office in Enumclaw to pick up our America the Beautiful Interagency decal for one of the bikes. It’s for camping on a variety of Federal lands such as National Forests, BLM lands, and other Federal agency properties. It gives on loads of camping options across the US.  Continue reading “Colorado Adventure Day One: The Wrong Way! “

May Long Weekend – Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast: Part 2

Sunday morning we got up early, had breakfast, struck camp, and made the 5 minute ride to the ferry. We knew it wasn’t going to be a long day of riding since the ferry from Courtenay to Powell River would take up a chunk of the morning and we wanted to camp on Okeover Inlet, just across the peninsula from Lund. Plus we really didn’t want to be in a rush on this trip as it was all about enjoying the scenery. And that scenery was spectacular! The ferry trip alone was beautiful but what really made it was the Sunshine Coast Highway ride. Continue reading “May Long Weekend – Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast: Part 2”

Pac Northwest Day 4: Homeward Bound

March 28, 2016, DES reporting.

We woke up to ice on our bikes and tarps. Woke up might be the wrong turn of phrase. The cold kept both of us from actually having a good sleep. Fortunately neither of us was damp from the rain/ice as that would have made things worse. Being in a hammock was great but I was having issues with my under-quilt in particular and my feet were freezing as a result, even with wool socks and my good sleeping bag. Continue reading “Pac Northwest Day 4: Homeward Bound”

Pac Northwest Day 3: Highs and Low Temperatures

March 27, 2016, DES reporting.

Oh, what a good nights sleep; hurray for N’s Hang Calculator! We were both comfortable and cozy overnight and we woke up to a lovely sunrise over the ocean. I even took a picture of my morning view from the hammock. Just a little peek over the water. Bliss!

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