Day 4, July 18: 65.2 miles, total miles: 205.3 - bike on regional trail, city streets, and rural roads Parks, Trails, & Places of Significance: Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, Thorp Fruit Stand (local nectarines!), Manastash Ridge, Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park, Ellensburg Fred Myer (source of cold, delicious watermelon!) Today we biked from Cle Elum to … Continue reading Tailwinds & headwinds
Day 3, July 17: 60.5 miles, total miles: 140.1 - bike on regional trails and a few city streets Parks, Trails, & Places of Significance: Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, Iron Horse State Park (P2CSP), Snoqualmie Tunnel, Keechelus Lake, Cle Elum (food & showers) Starting out the day with Alicia and Andy … Continue reading Going under Snoqualmie Pass
Day 2, July 16: 65.2 miles, total miles: 79.6 - bike on regional trails and a few city streets Parks, Trails, & Places of Significance: Interurban Route, Burke-Gilman Trail, Sammamish River Trail, North Creek Trail, Tolt Pipeline Trail, Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Lake Union Park, Wilmot Gateway Park, Snoqualmie Falls Today we enjoyed a selection of trails … Continue reading Yay for interconnected bike trails!
Day 1, July 15: 14.4 miles, total miles: 14.4 - run & walk on city streets, regional paths & trails, rocky and sandy beaches Parks, Trails, & Places of Significance: Elliott Bay Trail, Interbay Trail, Myrtle Edwards Park, Centennial Park, Smith Cove Park, Puget Sound (Whujl), Discovery Park, West Point, Kinnear Park The trip begins! We … Continue reading Low tide exploring to Discovery Park
The next adventure has begun! Gabriel and I are walking out our front door to start a 400-ish mile bike-hike-scramble-trail run journey. We're going from Discovery Park over to Ellensburg via the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail and back home via the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and the Issaquah Alps. Along the way we're seeking … Continue reading The Greenway Infinity Loop… begins!
An early start with the intent of avoiding the crowds. We crossed the sagebrush meadows of upper Cable Mountain and took the Echo Canyon Trail down the East Rim Trail to the Weeping Rock. We kept the going slow to admire the details of these last miles while still in trail mindset. Appreciating the phlox, … Continue reading A fitting finish, reunion, and Vegas
Our last full day on the Hayduke, but we didn't know that when we woke this morning. We started our day with a walk down The Barracks, a classic canyoneering route in Zion's backcountry. Towering walls of sculpted Navajo sandstone, hanging gardens of monkey flower and fern, canyon wrens trilling, side canyons wafting breezes with … Continue reading Narrows lingering, slickrock admiring, and finishing logistics
We didn't know what to expect of the land between Colorado City and Zion National Park. All we knew is it was going to be a hot day (mid-90s (F)), across dry country, and we wanted to make it to the East Fork of the Virgin River. Hiking in the morning up Squirrel Canyon to … Continue reading To the river or bust
Coyote howls to start the day. The first of the trip. For all the tracks and sign we've seen along the way, I've been surprised we haven't heard more howls or seen a coyote loping along the horizon. At least we have this morning's song. A beautiful way to start what is a unique day … Continue reading Kale and kombucha in Colorado City
This morning, we started out in the upper bends of Kanab Canyon with high cliff walls and slip of a view of the sky. Hiking just before dawn, we wanted a jump on the heat of the day and knew it would be a bit of a stretch to make it 30-some miles up the … Continue reading A Hack of a way to the Arizona Strip