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Old 07-26-2012, 09:10 AM   #61
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Good weather ahead

Right now I am in Bellingham WA and heading to North Cascade Nat'l Park to do some hiking.
And then tomorrow Canada!!!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #62
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:27 AM   #63
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In!! Looks like the start of a fantastic trip!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #64
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Made it to British Columbia

It took me 17 days to get from So Cal to BC. Might be a record for the slowest ride up here. But I logged in about 3000 miles doing it and stopped and got off the bike and hiked, kayaked and wine tasted my way up here.
But starting tomorrow, I am going to start racking up the miles. Winter is coming and I need to get out of Alaska before it ices up on me.
Today I went wine tasting in the BC wine country. Their wines have really improved. But the skies opened up on me and I am soaked. The temp went from 95 degress to 65 in about an hour. I even got some hail. I ducked inside a Tim Horton's and drug in sooooo much water they had to put the "warning wet floor" signs out.
Ok, here comes some more pictures........is anyone reading this stuff any way?
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #65
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North Cascade Nat'l Park in Washington

I saw my first bear of the trip while hiking on the trails. The bear was looking for a hand out I think. I tried to move in for a closer shot but the bear just moved away.



Me on top of one of the passes at the top of the hiking trail



View from the top looking down on an alpine lake and waterfalls



View from Washington Pass. Check out the thunderstorms raging behind me, I was so memorized be the lightning show that I waited to long and it dumped on me. I did get in to my Rev'it one piece rain suit and stayed completely dry

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #66
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Made it to British Columbia

They gave me a full background check AND still let me in

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #67
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Always the best spot to camp

It's free to camp within the national forest and you can find spots like this all to yourself

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #68
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Welcome to BC! You're going to love it here!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #69
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Wine tasting in BC

Some good Pinots at Meyer Family



Personal service at Black Hills Estates

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #70
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Wishing I were with you!!! Miss you Sweetie!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #71
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I traded in the BMW for something to make my RTW ride more challanging

Just kidding........but I wonder if it would be possible??????

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #72
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Rain, Hail, Lightning and Thunder

Here are the storm clouds rolling in from Oganogan Valley. I got soaked. But my Rev'it Defender suit did a great job keeping most of the water off me but in the end, I did get a little wet. I didn't bother to zip in the Gore tex. I wanted to see how it would do without it. But it POURED!!!!!

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:35 PM   #73
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My gf is a hottie

QHFAN2 is the hottest thing here!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:47 PM   #74
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Glad to see that you are smelling the roses on your trip....enjoying your blog!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:24 AM   #75
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Looks like a great time Ed..
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