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22
Sep

Death Valley Melts My Brain and Changes My Plans

Riding the bike to Death Valley I passed another mileage sign to the nearest towns.  This one was different though – at the bottom of it was San Diego 393 miles.  Wow, my destination is less than a days drive away!  Not my destination for that day, the one I’m going to wind down this phase of the trip to.  Maybe that’s what got me thinking…

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20
Sep

This Is Death Valley?

Death Valley National Park is easy right?  North America’s lowest point, hot, and dry.  Maybe worth seeing, but probably not going too far out your way.  Sound about right?  It’s certainly what I thought until the day before.

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9
Sep

Photo Essay of Lassen Volcanic National Park

I spent a day at Lassen Volcanic National Park.  My intention was to do the hike up to Lassen Peak, but it was closed due to helicopter training activity.  Instead I went to Brokeoff Mountain at the southern end of the park and hiked to its summit.  Here are some of the photos I took at Lassen. Read moreRead more
7
Sep

Traveling the Pacific Coast and Seeing Redwoods

I think I was still in the Pacific Northwest west I got to the coast in Reedsport Oregon.  Only 400 miles further south than I’d planned for.  That’s chump change compared to the way I’ve been bouncing around lately.  Most importantly, I’m glad I did make it over.

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1
Sep

Good Food, Better People and A Fantastic Lake

Independent, budget travel can create vast differences in expectations, and experiences in a short period of time.  I had just such a swing over three days in southern Oregon.  It all started around 4pm as I left Boise with a new chain and sprocket in my panniers on my way to Bend, Oregon.

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24
Aug

Going Higher in Lake Louise

Finishing 3 days of climbing in the backcountry didn’t change plans much as we simply moved down the Lake Louise campground to do the same thing.  The main upside to this was the access to showers and restocking on groceries.  Aside from that we were driving to the mountains instead of hiking to the nearest ones.

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22
Aug

Back In Lake Louise

With Jana and my 3 day 2,200 mile sprint complete it was time to try to get back into boot mode.  Not so easy after over 40 hours of riding.  It was a 5 mile uphill climb to the site we used as a base camp for three nights along an easy path.  Just what I needed to get loosened up.

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