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Olympic Mountain Dreams day 5

The last day of this all too short tour was another perfect summer day.  Blue skies, streak with thin white clouds, the temperatures warm but not too hot.  It was going to be a pretty short day, so there wasn’t much of a need to rush. However I wanted to be in Bremerton for lunch so while I didn’t rush I didn’t linger too long either. My companion in the hiker-biker site hadn’t caused any…

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Olympic Mountain Dreams day 3

patches of moonlight wavering through branches — watering an ancient tree I awoke a few times through night to an exultation of stars peeking through the canopy and very late a thin moon made it over the valley walls. After a my nights sleep with the ever present white noise of the river, I woke to a grey morning with mist streaming down the valley walls.  Over the course of a morning spent in contemplation…

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Olympic Mountain Dreams Day 2

out of the dense green canopy the sound of a lively stream I awoke to a sunny and clear day in the woods outside of Port Townsend.  On this day I planned to ride all the way to Dosewallips Campground in Olympic National Park but I also wanted to spend a little bit of time in Port Townsend. So I quickly packed up and rode down the Olympic Discovery Trail, through the marina and into…

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A Rainy, Winter Ride

As I noted in my Solstice Ride post, I’d set out with the thought of walking along the shore and making some coffee (or tea) in the out of doors.  That did’t end up happening as my wandering nature got the best of me and the lure of exploring new territory proved stronger.  With the weather predicted to turn clear and much colder over the next week, plus frankly I’ve been feeling a bit sedentary…

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Tour without a goal – 20 July 2014

The white dome peak whacked lower down, open-sided crater on the northside, fumarole wisps a long gray fan of all that slid and fell angles down clear to the beach dark old-growth forest gone     no shadows The lake afloat with white bone blowdown logs scoured ridges round the rim, bare outcrop rocks squint on the bright ridge top plaza packed with puzzled visitor gaze – Gary Snyder, from Blast Zone the road to Helens is…

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Tour without a goal – 18 July 2014

Things spread out rolling and unrolling, packing and unpacking, — this painful impermanent world – Gary Snyder buy the ticket, take the ride It was still windy when I woke up, still blowing south. This added some difficulty to what otherwise would be a (relatively) easy pass to cross. White Pass ascends in a couple of stages, first up to Rimrock Lake and then over the pass. The trek is made somewhat easier in that…

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