Category Archives: Washington State

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

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