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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 Three: Hurricane on the Hill

Day 3: DES Reporting

Last night was insanely windy. We were camped at Morgan Lake just outside of La Grande OR, a municipal campground on the plateau above the city. Blew my tarp off… temporarily lost 5 of 6 pegs. I found them in the morning but spent the night mostly awake trying to hold fly in place in case it rained. Ugh! The winds rolled along all night. We could hear them pick up before feeling them hit. They were at least kind enough to announce their coming. Continue reading “Colorado Adventure Day Three: Hurricane on the Hill”

Colorado Adventure Day Two: Back on Track 

Naches to Yakima was an easy go. We stopped for gas in Yakima and chatted with Mike a man I met  in  the  Arco parking  lot, asking first for directions and then discussing life in general. I looked over at NMBL for a second, felt something in my hand, and Mike had put $40 there! He had just won some money and wanted us to have breakfast on him. We paid it forward and tipped our waitress at Denny’s well. Thanks so much Mike! Continue reading “Colorado Adventure Day Two: Back on Track “

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! “

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