Day one, 1/2 ish way to Packwood Well after a bumpy first Motorcycle Adventure I think I have the kinks worked out except for an over abundance of confidence (see my T2 report for further) . I had seen all the video clips of the WABDR with the guys on the big 1200GS and a week prior I ran into a guy who said A 250!!, you could do it in 2 days Yea if those big bike boys can do it in 3 days I should be able to burn through it. I had bought the map ( BUY THE BUTLER MAP) and planned to do the route with a buddy but he kept moving the dates around so I get this text message at 0709 hrs on a random Wednesday.:eek1 :fyyff Well I have some unexpected time off of work so after stewing about it at noon I get the go ahead from my girlfriend and pack up my crap. Having done one adventure already I had all the stuff and trimmed the fat down to minimum. Hell man some random dude at a gas station told me I could do it in 2 days, he never saw my skills. <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XVCtkzIXYzQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> I mention I might meet the lady at Mount Rainier on Saturday, with the overabundance of confidence apparently I have no concept on milage and time. Ive traveled most of the world solo because I found waiting around on other people to do adventures just doesn't happen; do it solo or don't do it all and stuff usually works out 90% of the time. I had not ridden the WR250R for a few weeks and it feels like a mountain bike after riding my new to me 09 Weestrom back from Utah then up to Leavenworth Washington and back. Lets roll folk... Early afternoon 3 pm start ;no since in hanging around here I will get as far as I can before it gets dark . Jump on Hwy 14 on the Washington side from Portland to avoid the Super slap which is a beautiful ride and then traffic jamb on the most beautiful portion of the road. I cant think of a better place to get stuck in traffic. I walk around and take some pic at the amusement of some of the cagers. Off to a beautiful start and this is going to be bad ace I believe especially with a real GPS and maps this time. . ( New and improved bigger pictures as requested on the good stuff) Get as far as trout creek campground in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, awesome camping spot and its a ghost town since it post Labor day. Cook up the freeze dried feast and off to sleep. Great spot if your up that way. I get a whopping 102 miles and I am happy to be back on an another adventure falling asleep in my tent.