Friday, August 14, 2015


Home for about one week.  Rode Mt. spokane with Jamie yesterday, and felt really good.  Pretty gratifying!
Here is the final photo on the Canada border..

OK. that's all.  If you really want more, please feel free to read James's blog 

or Garry's blog

  Thanks for reading.  Hope you enjoyed the trip!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Here we are

Here we are in Eureka.  Tomorrow Paula and Barb will do our "photo shoot" at the border, and the trip is ended. Bittersweet. ...I'm ready to finish, but it will take some time to adjust.

In the late 6190's Eureka was the "Christmas tree capitol of the world, shipping 1,800,000 Christmas trees. 

Tonight,  veggie chicken stir fry. ....veggies have been a little scarce on this voyage.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Swan lake

On our way to Whitefish  to stay with friends for a night.....then on to our final 2 days of riding!

Monday, August 3, 2015

What was

I was surprised how common abandoned log buildings have been along the entire route, but nowhere more than Montana.  It makes me think how recent while mans settling here is, as I have to think many of these structures date to early mining or homestead days.  Sometimes they are in what seems very unlikely places.....

Really good post by Jamie today....

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Artemisia tridentata

I had no idea how common and widespread it is.   It grows along the entire route. ...from Mexico to Canada, and Wikipedia says Alaska.   Who knew?

Closing in

Just outside Lincoln on the way to Ovando. Great"wild camping" last night.  Hard climb today followed by a long descent!   Looks like 2 more days will put us in Whitefish