Author Archives: Bruce Bosman

About Bruce Bosman

Join me as I ride my mountain bike up and over the incredible mountains of Washington State. Although this blog may appear to be a testament to my accomplishments, this was not my intent. Compared to the challenges that many face every day mine are insignificant. My hope is that you will appreciate these photos and stories as you join me on my Mountain Quest. I recognize and pray for all of you that face adversity and struggle to overcome mountains in your everyday life. We all have bad experiences, excess baggage, and debris that pile up to create obstacles in our life. Much of my mountain is made up of the accumulative stress and incidents that 29 years of a law enforcement profession and life brings. If allowed to go unchecked these mountains can become impassable and will block out the sun. I challenge myself and you to face our mountains and conquer them. Even if it is one step or one pedal stroke at a time, work to overcome the obstacles that life puts before you. Push through the pain and embrace the challenges. Work to make your life and the lives of others better. Look for the beauty that this world and life has to offer you. . Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)

White Pass

  This post covers day two of the Chinook Pass / White Pass trip I took May 19th and 20th. After a great night’s sleep at the Whistlin’ Jack Lodge,  I woke up to clear skies and the promise of a … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Mountains, Mt. Rainier, Photography, Washington State, Waterfall, Whislin' Jack Lodge, White Pass | 4 Comments

Chinook Pass

Chinook Pass links Eastern Washington with the west side on Highway 410 at 5,430 feet.  It’s closed during the winter months due to a heavy snow load and avalanche hazards.   With rain predicted at my home on the west side, … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Chinook Pass, Mountains, Mt. Rainier, National Parks, Photography, Washington State, Whislin' Jack Lodge, White Pass | 2 Comments

Leavenworth – Lake Wenatchee – Plain loop

With a 90% chance of rain forecast for Northwest Washington, I decided to head to the east side of the state for a little cycling.  I was pedaling west on Highway 2 from Leavenworth by 10:30 yesterday morning. The spring … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Lake Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Mountains, Photography, Plain, Washington State | 5 Comments

Monroe, Snohomish, and back to Mukilteo

With the temperatures expected to be in the high 70s yesterday,  I headed out on another bicycle trek.  I was rolling east from my home of Mukilteo by 10:30.  It was already warm enough that wore shorts and a lightweight … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Mountains, Photography, Snohomish, Washington State | 3 Comments

Chuckanut Drive

The sun warmed this Northwest Washington weekend and was very inviting.  I packed up my bike and headed north.  at Burlington,  I veered west to Chuckanut Drive.  This road follows the shoreline to Bellingham and offers incredible views of the islands … Continue reading

Posted in Bellingham, Bicycling, Chuckanut Drive, Fairhaven, Mt. Baker, Photography, Washington State, Washington State Parks, Whatcom County | 7 Comments

Mt. Constitution, Orcas Island

After many months of training indoors and low land riding,  I finally got back to some Mountain Quest trekking. I headed back to the San Juan Islands to cross another mountain off of the bucket list.  The Anacortes ferry took me … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Ferry, Mount Constitution, Mountains, Orcas Island, Photography, San Juan Islands, Washington State, Washington State Parks | 7 Comments

San Juan Island

San Juan Island Loop 48 miles On Friday morning the weather report had me smiling.  What better way is there to begin the Easter weekend other than in the sun warmed San Juan Islands.  I was up early and headed to the Anacortes … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Friday Harbor, National Parks, Photography, Roche Harbor, San Juan Islands, Washington State, Washington State Ferries | 6 Comments