I just watched it. I like all your vids. They really add to the RR.
Isn't Lion's Rock neat/pretty. I used to head up there all the time to play and still do on occasion. (I'm scared to see what it looks like now.
There really aren't any "Hard Parts" on the WABDR. I think its mostly those who try it with street tires or lack of general dirt experience who find a couple of hills challenging. Remember, everywhere we are allowed to ride up here also has to accomodate a Subaru.
I must say. I had a serious pucker heading up that overgrown hill from Lk. Chelan. where you met Brokein2. The last time I did the WABDR I too was heading N to S and each and every turn I would think about meeting one of the many groups, I had read about, that were on the route heading North.
I think I just started riding faster to get through it quicker.