Great and inspiring report ! My son and I have already ridden our "long way up" from So Cal to N Wa. He was 19
And we were planning (ok, I was) a similar trip with a ferry return. Maybe 2011!
Cheers and Kudos
R1200GS, Big ADV sled
KTM 300 EXC Plated, Lil DS Rocket
WR250R, Mini ADV Sled
*way less of that pesky HP and light weight the KTM has