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Old 06-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #76
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Last Sunday

Sunday morning started out again down by the creek.... after lots of camp coffee...


Headed up the trail toward the Little Guard Lookout. The gate was closed and I considered breaching it, but went to this overlook instead.




Rode up some other creek to a little waterfall


Had to get back to town... see ya next time
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:36 AM   #77
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Saturday 6/22

Today I had a secret spot in mind............ My friend had always told me as to how he and his dad used to go camping near Cusick, WA at the "secret spot"... Well nowadays he is taking his boys there.. heres a few shots along the way...

Stopped by Spirit Lake


My boat rental deal didn't turn out like I had hoped..


Had to cross the Pend Oreille River






Headed up the roads til I saw the sign....



I think they learn to hide from aliens..


No pics of the secret spot.... highly classified! After I escaped I headed over to Bayview and hung out at the floathouse...




Til next week when we head up to BC......
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:33 PM   #78
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Time Off

Well, I have had a little time off. Not the kind you really look forward to though. I ended up requiring some back surgery, which was really not what I had in mind for time off in the summer...and then my son was married in July. That was fun ! But the summer has just really started to slip by, so it was high time to make time for a weekend or two on the moto...

A couple few weeks ago I made a loop de loop around Lake Roosevelt, and ventured into the Northern territories of WA.. this happened over two weekend trips, so I will just give you some highlights of where this went.

Started out getting outta town on a drizzly Friday out around Long Lake, which is NW of Spokane.. LL Dam is cool.......




This is good place to see Osprey.




From there I headed up toward Springdale to ride one of my favorite roads over to Hunter,, but it is wet and gloomy out and the deer are plentiful, so I will take it pretty easy.. This is a really cool road.




I moseyed on down to the Hunters Park on Lake Roosevelt to camp for the night...


Tarped up to enjoy the pitter patter of light rain...
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:37 PM   #79
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Well it rained a bit on and off all Friday nite, but the sky was clearing up as the day greeted me in the morning. After tidying up my camp gear, I head north along the lake toward Gifford, where my next ferry boat awaits.. but first I meander about in the hills from Cedonia to Addy, then back to Gifford. These are super fun roads! I cross the lake on the free ferry to Inchelium, and motor north to Kettle Falls.......yep these are actual town names..










Then I came to Curlew....cool place, and the Boulder Creek Rd getting here is a blast...


Now I'm off toward Chesaw, WA






Chesaw at last!




Next stop is almost Canada... Molson.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:29 PM   #80
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With my thirst quenched, thanks to the friendly gal at the Chesaw Tavern, I set my compass on West and noted the dot on the map named Molson. Molson sits out at the end of a spur road, almost at the Canada line, but there is no (legal) crossing on this route.

If you don't mind riding a road like this, you can get to Molson, WA.


You will get to here.......




I rode on into town and saw this....


Inside the old school house you will see this. What the local historical society has done is astounding.










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Old 08-28-2013, 09:35 PM   #81
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Back out in the daylight I rode into another museum of sorts....




My hotel for the night?


Watch out for heavy traffic!


Or you could end up here


I zipped on outta town and headed to Oroville, then Palmer Lake....
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:31 AM   #82
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The Molson High School is cool as heck. Reminds me of the building where I attended elementry school (including the classroom). Giggle

I wish I had this view every single night before I go to bed...AWESOME


Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:22 AM   #83
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Good pics & trips Jim. Makes me want to head South and ride @ the Palouse area.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #84
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Thanks for the kind words

The Palouse is cool for sure.. the north central Washington stuff that lies north of hwy 20 is amazing too.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #85
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From Molson, I tripped into Oroville for fuel and groceries supplies for the nights camp. Departed Oville on a westward heading and rode thru an impressive canyon on the way to Palmer lake. The road was good, then bad, but ended well at the beach on the south end of the lake...wher I took a nice swim on this hot day..


I rode up and down here looking for a good campsite, but didn't find anything I liked.........






So after flailing around for a bit I resorted to the map, and recalled a story about Bonapart Lake, which is west on hwy 20 out of Omak, then north up a forest service rd... up there I found this...


Things were looking up!


I set up camp and enjoyed the evening.... again! I recommend this place....


Got up and in the morning and made my way home to CdA.. thanks for looking.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:42 AM   #86
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Good pics & trips Jim. Makes me want to head South and ride @ the Palouse area.
I am most always up for a ride on the Palouse! Lots of good fall riding opportunities coming up..
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:44 AM   #87
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Thanks for sharing your ride. The NW is an incredible place to live and ride.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:01 PM   #88
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Monday night... just got back from Crater Lake.. will try to make you jealous soon!
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #89
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #90
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Crater Lake Trip

Me an 'Q blasted south out of CdA Idaho last Thursday en route to Crater Lake Oregon.. We planned stops along the way in Enterprise, Bend, Fossil,, Tri Cities, and lots of waypoint twixt and tween.... Of course, we went right over the edge of the rattlesnake canyon on the first afternoon, but I have posted pictures of that before so none today.. But then, this gorgeous view greeted us as we approached Enterprise, OR so we had to try to capture it...


We rolled into town and found a sweet brew-pub which we had visited before, the Terminal Gravity Brewing Co makes great beers and good food!


Our trip is off to a good start!
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