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Wallula, WA to Seattle, WA: Homecoming after 196 days and 23,000 miles!

Saturday, May 23 We were up early today, eager to be home. Chuck had to go into work that morning for a meeting, so we missed saying a proper goodbye to him, but we had a nice breakfast with Dee. We rode west along the interstate to Yakima, where we got back on Hwy 12, […]

Hamilton, MT, to Wallula, WA: Almost Home

Friday, May 22 We packed up the campsite early so we wouldn’t get in trouble for camping at a picnic only site. I managed to take a nice picture of the creek in the morning light. We skipped breakfast, deciding we’d venture into Missoula. I had passed through there years before when I was moving […]

Ketchum, ID to Hamilton, MT: Scenic Idaho

Thursday, May 21 After doing some blogging in the morning, we set out for our ride north along 75. We climbed up over a mountain pass, still covered in snow and beautiful in the bright sunshine. We descended towards Stanley and continued east along the river. It was an open valley, with some of the […]

Yellowstone, WY to Ketchum, ID: Geysers and Craters

Wednesday, May 20 We packed up the camp, secured our newly acquired elk trophy on the back of my bike and headed out. On the road leading out of the campground we saw a little black bear on the side of the road. He ran away before we could snap a good photo. It must […]

Yellowstone: Bisons, Bears and a Half of an Elk’s Rack

Tuesday, May 19 Our plan for today was to ride around Yellowstone and find a campsite for our last night in the park. We had a cup of coffee on the deck of the lodge watching the farewell eruption of the Old Faithful geyser. It was a bright day, though we could spot the clouds […]

Grand Tetons, WY to Yellowstone, WY: The Old Faithful

Monday, May 18 We awoke to a beautiful morning on Jenny Lake. After breakfast we headed over to the lake and were greeted with complete stillness and incredible views. The water was a perfect mirror reflecting the morning sunlight and the snow capped peaks of the Tetons. Parts of the lake were covered in floating […]

Vernal, UT to Grand Tetons, WY: Big Sky Country

Sunday, May 17 After a bizarre free motel breakfast of muffins, terrible coffee, and giant Memorial Day cupcakes, we set out for the Tetons. We rode through the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, which I expected to be more red rocks like Utah but it was mostly brown and green. We rode along some high […]

Moab, CO to Vernal, UT: Arches, Red Rocks, and More Arches

Saturday, May 16 It felt nice waking up in the middle of the red desert surrounded by cool rock formations. Matt said that all night he had been listening to the wild sounds of the desert. I wear ear plugs at night to escape Matt’s snoring, so missed all the spooky night desert chatter. Maybe […]

Mancos, CO to Moab, UT: Wild Wild West

Friday, May 15 After a quick breakfast, we packed up the camp and were on our way towards Durango. From Durango we rode on 550 through two spectacular passes surrounded by snow peaked mountains and dense forests. We arrived in Silverton, an old mining town set in the middle of a valley. I love towns […]

Chama, NM to Mencos, Colorado: Mesa Verde

Thursday, May 14 We fixed ourselves a simple breakfast and leisurely packed the bikes. It was another perfect day so we knew we had good riding ahead. Bill was out front doing chores while we packed. Once we were reasonably packed, I chatted with Bill as he did some leather work in his shop. Once […]