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WABDR Round II

About this time last year, my buddy Dan and I were riding the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route from south to north. After one day of sunny weather (riding the I-5 slab down to Stevenson, WA) it rained everyday… It rained … Continue reading

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The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) Note: If you can’t wait for the video it is at the end of the story. As I got ready to launch on the WABDR it appeared that the whole north end of the … Continue reading

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A Little Winter Time Bushcraft

She was looking right at me.  She was sure that there was something there, but the wind was blowing from her to me, and I had much better camouflage, so she just couldn’t figure out what that something was.  Eventually … Continue reading

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The Bear Lake Freeze Out

I was ready before the sun came up… But there was no way I was going to roll out until things warmed up a bit.  At least a little bit. My plan was to ride the Yamaha WR250R, or as … Continue reading

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Ashland Lakes

Ok, here we go.  Headed off into the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest land for a little fall color leaf peeping.  After entering some latitude and longitude coordinates into my GPS I climbed on the Strike Force Moto and followed a … Continue reading

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Evans Lake and Mt. Sobieski

A beautiful morning overlooking the Skykomish River.  I’m headed off to the mountains on the little moto again.  Today my destination is Evans Lake, in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.  My old friend NF Road 68 will take me to … Continue reading

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Finney Creek Road

Another beautiful day spent exploring the forest service roads in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  After my last trip report one of my moto pals, Tim Bowman, suggested NF 17 – the Finney Creek Road as one of his favorites. … Continue reading

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Rat Trap Pass

Don’t you just love that name.  Can’t you just imagine a couple of grizzly old prospectors panning gold from the stream.  Or a lone trapper snowshoeing up through a frozen forest, on a frosty winter morning.  Yep, me too. I … Continue reading

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The Tonga Ridge Trail

…and we’re off.  Another day and another motorbike adventure on the new Yamaha WR250R.  The route for the day was to follow the Tonga Ridge trail all the way to the end, at the border of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness … Continue reading

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Goat Lake – Rambling Back In Time

There are two things that will enhance your enjoyment of hiking in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  An active interest in the history of the area, and a tolerance for wet weather.  Fortunately I seem to have acquired both. … Continue reading

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