(Scroll down, trip report starts on post #11) I've started threads before starting trips, but I haven't updated it during the trip. This trip I'll see if my Samsung Galaxy S3 (with the advrider and smugmug apps) will do the job. Paul (from Klim) is a friend of mine who asked me if I wanted to ride the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route with him and some family and I jumped at the chance. Paul, three of his brothers, a brother-in-law and a cousin-in-law were all planning on riding the WABDR. Not being related (not even having met anyone but Paul) I am the odd man out. But I think that I'm the only one to do this type of ride before, so I'll try to earn my keep by acting like I know everything worth knowing, and doing this trip report for their family to read. One of the group had to cancel at the last minute (sorry you couldn't come, Frank), which leaves six of us. We'll all ride together the first four days (Stevenson to Chelan). Three will end their trip in Chelan, while the other three complete the WABDR (Paul, Grant and myself). I'm on my XR650R (she may not look like much because I've made a lot of special modifications myself, but she's got it where it counts). Paul will be on his BMW Dakar 650. Grant picked up a Yamaha TTR250. Rolf will be on his Kawasaki Sherpa 250 Benjamin and William: one will be on another Sherpa, and I don't know what the other will be riding. I am so very much looking forward to this ride! Thanks to everyone who contributed to (and are still contributing to) the WABDR thread here on advrider.