Time Without Consequence - Touring the Washington Olympic Peninsula

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by GrizzLee, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    March weekends in Western Washington are not usually much to brag about, however, this trip documents one of the most perfect weekends on recent memory. The sky was clear, the temperatures were warm and we got a bit of a tan ... not really, we actually got a little red. We are hoping for a tan soon :-)

    Looksha Lori and GrizzLee took the bikes (An RS1200 GS Adventure & F650 GS Dakar) out on a 2 night campout adventure (tent, sleeping bags, stove and camp food). Join us on a spiritual tour to reconnect with some of the best roads in the Pacific Northwest as we leave home on Friday evening and return late Sunday evening to finish out one of the best casual rides around. Highlights include traveling through ancient forests, splendid ocean views, an emerald forests surround by high mountains and cascading waterfalls, riding through deep gorges next to glacial filled lakes. We finish up the tour with a ride on the beach near Ocean Shores and then make our way home through the back roads, avoiding freeways all the way back.

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    I posted another video a couple of weeks ago "A Wintertime Washington Coast Motorcycle Escape".

    http://youtu.be/YhcPsk7kWjI

    This can be considered as a sequel of sorts.

    Until next timeĀ….
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  2. theofam

    theofam Been here awhile

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    Grizz,

    Another FANTASTIC video! Looks like you've a great riding partner in Lori! Scooting around your wonderful Northwest is a fun gift to experience together.

    I enjoyed seeing a bunch of the sites you took us to/through. The Deception Pass Bridge looked cool all fogged in, but I prefer the blue-sky version!
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  3. Carl Spackler

    Carl Spackler Been here awhile

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    Very nice video!
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  4. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    Thanks, I'm glad you folks enjoyed it.

    Yes, Deception Pass is much, much more beautiful without the fog for sure. I will have to go back again. The views from Mt Erie are even more spectacular without the fog and haze as well.

    Take care,
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  5. Chrismcp12

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    I should trade my wife in on someone who likes to ride her own bike.


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  6. slugsmasher

    slugsmasher Been here awhile

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    Nice video of my backyard. Great place we live in. You picked a fantastic and rare perfect weather weekend to get out.
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  7. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    If it were only that easy my friend.

    Yes, it was perfect. I like your backyard.... :thumb
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  8. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    VERY VERY nice presentation. Kalaloch is a favorite family spot for 2 generations back and 3 forward. A year ago, we had a very warm few days and I did a similar loop around the Peninsula. It was so wierd to be riding there in sun in February.
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  9. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    February? Was it cold? Short daylight hours and total solitude. That would be a pretty surreal.

    BTW: We got lucky and the Lodge had two rooms available. whcich was good, becuas ethe campground was full. We a got a room there for $50. We couldn't complain about that.
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  10. bearcat1

    bearcat1 Been here awhile

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    GrizzLee,

    Thanks for sharing, that was nice! I am overdue for my annual ride around the Peninsula.
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  11. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    No, it was totally dry and reasonably warm (I have Gerbings electric gear anyway).

    A $50 Kalaloch lodge rate is very good! The restaurant there is very nice. We typically camp at South Beach which is a few miles south of the lodge. We've walked between those points many times.


    Tim in Burien, WA
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