The cold foggy morning started to brighten up a bit as I rolled north on WA. SR9. Just across the Whatcom County line I stopped to examine the first distant glimpses of the North Cascades. Looked like it was gonna be a brilliant day.
I was headed up the Mt. Baker Road, Hwy. 542, for a little combination – motorbike trip/hiking trip. I wanted to hike up to Table Mountain for those 360 degree views, and I wanted to pilot the WR250R through those 35 + miles of smooth sweepers, and tight twisty turns. Really it’s more like 70 miles because you got to come back down too.
So I strapped a little waterproof bag to the back rack, along with my trekking poles and took off for the mountains.
It looks like I have a new name for this nifty little motorbike. Thanks to my friend Cabot. A few days ago when I posted a photo of the moto overlooking a beach on Camano Island, Cabot, a former US Army Special Forces NCO, posted – Strike Force Bike, easy in/out where ever…..
“Strike Force Moto” Thanks Cabot, I think the name is gonna stick.
So here you go. I took a bunch of photos and made a little movie. Let’s run the video, and then I’ll stack some photos in behind that.
That’s Mt. Shuksan, pretty much the star of the show today.
If you look real close you can see my tiny little motorbike in the lot. Where did all these cars come from. I had the road almost completely to myself coming up.
I actually had this last image already composed in my mind before the hike. I had to get right down on the ground with my camera an inch from the water to even see this reflection.
That’s it for now. Thanks for following along with my travels. Kat