So, a dreadful summer from a riding pov for me - never-ending work - but that's just complaining, which is not why you read these posts. But finally, just as summer ends, I got away... Four days, into some of my favorite country, in eastern Washington.
Day 1: 630 kms 9 am to 5:30 pm Vancouver to Colville WA
Nothing out of the ordinary. And the directions are easy: down I5 to Sedro Wolley; east on 20 to Colville.
Usually I ride 155 east from Omak, Cache Crk Rd over to WA 21, and Bridge Crk / Twin Lks Rd to the Inchelium ferry, but 'the bartender' Scott's recent post on FB had me a bit intrigued, so I stuck to the 20. Besides, it had been years since I went this way. There is in fact new pavement thru most of Sherman Pass east of Republic, but that's always a bit off-putting cuz you don't know what's loose and what just looks 'sketchy'. Next summer this will be amazing!
Bennies Colville inn , as usual. And a good dinner at Mavericks, enriched by a couple of examples of lifetime love: ancient ladies, obviously fading, accompanied in patience and good humour by 'their men'. I trust I can behave as well, when my time comes to be tested...
WA 20, somewhere east of Tonasket
IMG_2521 by Don Serl, on Flickr