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 0
14. Mazama to Twisp: Easing into Memorial Day Weekend+ heart 0
15. Twisp to Okanogan: Catching the Rainshadow after Pass #3+ heart 0
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
+Updated within 1 day