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Archive for September, 2008

Avenue of Giants

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

After passing through Oregon into the state of California you go through tracts of giant redwoods. Instead of taking the 101 you can take the old 101 called the Avenue of the Giants. The redwoods were so big that you felt as though you were riding through the land of the Ents (the tree herders […]

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Thursday, September 25th, 2008

The Oregon coast is dotted with tiny little towns, waves, surf, rocks, strong winds that cause trees to lean and sunsets. (August 26)

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Olympic Peninsula

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I was lucky enough to stay with Greg and his family in Port Angeles who treated me to smoked salmon, roasted marshmallows, archery lessons and an introduction to the new Harry Potter replacement series by Stephenie Meyer series based in Forks 60 miles from Port Angeles. Greg also let me have his bead cushion for […]

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Ferry to Port Angeles

Friday, September 19th, 2008

On Sunday morning I rode through the rest of the Cascades past shacks with 5-10 cars in various states of decay but the most gorgeous backdrop of mountains. I also passed a couple of Indian reservations, one that was a bunch of houses with a Smoke Shop outside and the other a casino. It was […]

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Northern Cascades

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Crossing the border back into the US I had been told that highway 20 through North Cascades National Park was a great scenic ride. On the way I passed through Winthrop a town full of old wild west building facades, motorbikes and people. I decided to push on, got lost and rode through most of […]

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Driving Through the Valley

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Because my park pass ran out before I made it down to Banff from Lake Louise I decided to head west on the TransCanada highway and drive through the Okanagan Valley instead. I must admit that I was getting a bit over mountains. The Okanagan Valley is BC and Alberta’s summer holiday destination where my […]

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