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Tour 2011 – Day 9

Sunday 08.21.11: Carlton to Lake Chelan State park I got up early to try to get the bulk of the riding done in the cooler morning. The ride down the last section of the Methow Valley thus began a bit chilly but warmed up ad I ride along. Very dry valley walls with the now quite active river merrily rushing along. Low traffic as well on a Sunday morning, this was all in all a…

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Tour 2011 – Day 7

Friday 08.19.12: Colonial Creek Campground to Early Winters Campground I made my earliest start to date, wanting to cross the pass well before the hit afternoon but I still didn’t hit the road until 9:30. It was good and cool though, which as the road immediately began to climb was nice. The day is mostly climbing albeit through more superlative scenery. The first climb peaked out after a couple of miles with a stunning view…

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Tour 2011 – Day 6

Like trickling water making it’s way through mossy crevices, I pass through this world clear, transparent. -Ryōkan Thursday 08.18.12: Newhalem Campground to Colonial Creek Campground This was sort of a rest day so as per tradition I’ll keep this short. Basically I’m at the verge of crossing the Cascade Mountains and I wanted to be rested, but I also wanted to be a bit closer to the pass. So I rode up the 20 to…

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