So we were home for about one day and then off again. This time headed for the North Cascades to link up with family and friends at Pearrygin State Park.
On our way we drove by that massive mud slide in Oso WA. Traffic was still limited to one way with a pilot car so it was hard to get much of a view of the damage, other than to say it was catastrophic.
We headed up the North Cascades Hwy.
Yep, that’s the real color of the water. We stopped off to scramble around the lookout trail at Washington Pass.
We rolled into camp about 1400 hours and Leane and her dudes, as well as Uncle “B” and Auntie Ray Ray, were all set up and waiting.
The rest of the weekend was spent just goofing off and clowning around with the dudes.
Let me share a few images:
That GoPro camera with my iPhone remote was a huge success.
Ray and B brought these two Sumo wrestler suits… As fun as they were we felt we were teetering on the edge of disaster the whole time they were battling in the suits.
We did some hiking…
The weather was great right up until the morning we left.
Duke and Richie did some swimming
On our final morning we were treated to a visit from a herd of deer. The deer were obviously used to humans walking around “their” park because the dudes and I walked through their midst.
Suzie snapped this image as we were headed for home.
We rolled out on Monday morning and headed down toward the town of Pateros, WA and got a first hand look at all the damage from this summers wildfires. It was remarkable how one complete hillside would be totally incinerated and then the next would still be green.
To any backcountry motorbike riders reading this… I think this area is going to be one big charcoal mess for many years to come.
Ok, that’s it for now. Thanks for following along.