Overnight

Fort Ebey Overnighter

I’d been planning an Overnight Camping trip to Fort Ebey for June 23rd since my previous overnight trip, which happened to coincide with the Swift Campout 2019. So I added myself to the roster for that. I did of course camp one day later than the “official” date, but I overlapped with it and was there all the way in spirit. I put together the above RideWithGPS map for the campout, but it’s not entirely…

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Early June Overnighter

It was a dry May with only a few days of rain and increasingly hot weather. This trend would continue into June though the first weekend would bring the traditional “June Gloom” which cooled things down a few degrees.  Still plenty warm for an inaugural 2019 overnight camping trip to Old Fort Townsend State Park. I set out Sunday right after lunch when it had warmed up a bit.  Since this was just one night…

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Bicycle Camping

Back, just in time to leave

After myriad technical issues, the blog has finally returned. Just as I’m about to set out for five days of bicycle camping.  I’ll be a ways into Olympic National Forest at an old closed campground.  Sure to be free from cellphone-telephones and the like. What a relief!  So reports of the trip will have to wait upon my return. Check back late next week for the news.  In the meantime, checkout out some new(-ish) photos…

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October Overnighter

Mount Rainier shrouded in clouds Since returning from tour I haven’t had a lot of chances to get out in the (nearly) always beautiful PNW Autumn.  My bicycle needed a bunch of work and it took getting into a new place and emptying out my storage unit to have the necessary tools. Then a visit to family out of state took me away during prime early October weather.  On my return – just last Thursday…

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Late May Two-Nighter

Late Spring on the Sound We had a particularly wet winter and early spring here in the Pacific Northwest (record setting rain even) but things have really turned around. April was above average temperatures and we’ve had many days in the 70s (f) and even a few low 80s (f). There was a string of weeks where it would be really nice mid-week and then rain on the weekend.  All of this has led to…

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The BioLite Campstove considered

Making tea on the Biolite Campstove I picked up a BioLite Campstove this spring and have taken it on two short tours around Washington State: 4 day tour around SW Washington and a week+ trip to Victoria BC. I wouldn’t consider this extensive testing by any means but I can certainly offer my impressions so far.  Let me set the stage first: so far I always tour solo, self-contained and do fairly ambitious cooking. That is to…

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April Overnighter

Atlantis, loaded for camping The end of April graced us with several spectacular days. Around noon on the 24th I decided that I was going to go on an overnighter up at Potlatch State Park, which I had been to on my 2011 tour and knew wasn’t too epic of a route.  So began a flurry of packing and prepping  and by 2:45 I was on the road. A brief stop at a downtown Olympia…

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Autumn Bicycle Camping Day 4

Atlantis in the wind and rain   October 12th: In which the weather turns for the ride home I was awoken before dawn by wind and rain buffeting the tent. I’d been pretty closely watching the weather for this trip and while it was forecasted to rain on this day it wasn’t supposed to start until later. So I figured I’d be able to pack up, make breakfast and such before it really got started.…

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