Category Archives: National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Forest

My journey towards Pike’s Peak continues.  I drove from Wyoming and was very happy to see the hills and trees of Colorado.  I’m sure there is beauty in Wyoming but my route did not take through it. My destination was … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Colorado, Estes Park, Mountains, National Parks, Photography, Rocky Mountin National Forest, Training | 4 Comments

Washington Pass to Winthrop

Last weekend I had the most incredible wildlife experience of a lifetime.     On Friday,  I headed east seeking sunshine.  I decided to increase the intensity of my ride to better prepare for the Pikes Peak, Colorado ride next month. … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Cascade Mountain Loop, Mountains, National Parks, Photography, Washington Pass, Washington State, Waterfall, Winthrop | 4 Comments

Murphy’s Law Mountain Loop Highway

My plans to take a 125 mile cycle ride were altered at the hands of Murphy yesterday.  I had made it 35 miles up the highway when I stopped to check my gear and seek shelter from some light rain. I’ve put … Continue reading

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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

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