From the Olympic Peninsula to St. Mary - The First Bite of the Northern Tier - CycleBlaze

From the Olympic Peninsula to St. Mary - The First Bite of the Northern Tier

A (possible) Adventure from the Pacific to the Continental Divide (we hope).

By Jeffrey Waldo
1,046 miles (1,683 km) over 37 days between May 13, 2018 and Jun. 18, 2018
Map of the route heart 1
1. Getting to Portland, OR: All car, All day heart 4
2. Portland, OR to Poulsbo, WA: Riding - rails, roads, trails - multimodal bicycle touring heart 3
3. Poulsbo to Sequim, WA: Olympic Peninsula up and down and up and down heart 4
4. Sequim State Park to beyond Port Angeles... and back to Port Angeles: Change of plans heart 1
5. Port Angeles to Victoria, BC to Sidney, BC: Urban Bicycle Paradise heart 1
6. Sidney, BC to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island: Port Hopping heart 1
7. San Juan Island: Tour de San Juan Island heart 1
8. Tour de Lopez Island: Island Utopia heart 1
10. Anacortes to Rasar State Park: So Far, So Good! heart 1
11. Rasar State Park to Marblemount: Twighlight Zone heart 1
12. Marblemount to Colonial Creek Campgound: Feeling the Burn heart 1
13. Colonial Creek Campground to Mazama: 2 Passes Down, 3 to Go heart 1
14. Mazama to Twisp: Easing into Memorial Day Weekend heart 0
15. Twisp to Okanogan: Catching the Rainshadow after Pass #3 heart 1
16. Okanogan to Tonasket: Bonk! heart 0
17. Tonasket to Republic: A Sublime Ride & Warm Welcome heart 0
18. Republic to Colville: Cascade Bookends heart 0
19. Colville to Ione: A Late Departure - Yay! Boo! heart 0
20. Ione to Pioneer Park Campground Near Newport: Roughing It in the Rain heart 0
21. West of Newport to Sandpoint, ID: Rest and Repairs heart 0
22. Sandpoint to the intersection of MT 200 & MT 56: Pend o Ree, Pend o Ri, Pend Oreille heart 0
23. Intersection of MT 200 & MT 56 to Troy: Bull River Valley with Detour to Cedars heart 1
24. Troy to McGillvary Campground, Koocanusa Reservoir: Damn Dam heart 2
25. McGillvary Campground, Koocanusa Reservoir to Eureka: Whole Ting! heart 3
26. Eureka to Before Olney: Wild Camping on the Stillwater heart 0
27. Before Olney to Columbia Falls: Inner Peace - A Good Bikeshop and A Great Breakfast heart 0
28. Route Rejoined: Edging up on Going-to-the-Sun heart 0
29. Up, Up, and Over!: Up Logan Pass, Down Logan Pass heart 0
30. Leaving St. Mary, and Back to St. Mary: Fog, and Terrible Road heart 1