Category Archives: 2009 USA / Canada

Day 45 – Hood River – Astoria

Day started off surprisingly dry but it was just waiting till I’d packed up, left the motel and got the parting coffee. In fact it didn’t really start until I was about a kilometre up a walking trail to a … Continue reading

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Day 44 – Timberline & Columbia Gorge

Talk of the weather turning foul again some time later today and significantly stronger winds had me in two minds what to do today. Ended up throwing both sets of skis and boots in the car without any strong desire … Continue reading

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Day 43 – Hood Meadows. 3300m vertical (66600 total)

Yesterdays wind had dropped and Hood Meadows reporting a bit more fresh on top of the substantial snow they’d had during the week, so picked up a $35 lift ticket from the motel, grabbed an excellent coffee downtown and headed … Continue reading

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Day 42 – Winthrop – Hood River OR. 6km skating (144 total)

Woke to falling snow and strong winds. Temps had dropped significantly, and you could just blow the dry fresh snow off the car. Good to see that my ability to bring snow to an area I’m just about to leave … Continue reading

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Day 41 – Winthrrop. 13km skating (138 total)

No new snow but at least temps have dropped a little and some chance of snow later. Parts of the Cascades seem to be getting hammered with snow – just not here. Very relaxed start and after finding a half … Continue reading

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Day 40 – Winthrop

Gave up trying to get online from my room and managed to get connected in the office, and weather looking mixed, but most trails have been groomed this morning so decided to head out. Checked out a few of the … Continue reading

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Day 39 – Seeattle – Winthrop

somewhat disappointed to be leeaving Seattle – had really gotten into wandering around here – but it’s been a week since I’ve been on skis and I’m getting itchy feet. Weather still looking dodgy with quite warm and wet weather … Continue reading

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Day 38 – Seattle

Peered out the window and saw the rain had arrived overnight. Forecasting snow level today well above the base elevation of both Baker and Crystal, so scratched the idea of skiing and, for a change, wandered down around the market … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Seattle

Today rotated around Pike Place market which is only a couple of blocks from the hotel. Watched the fishmongers setting up the banks of shaved ice for mounting theiir displays early, saw the early comfortable traffic mid morning, tried almost … Continue reading

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Day 36 – Port Angeles – Olympic NP – Seattle

A lot to see today and I knew I wasn;t going to see it all, particularrly after a bit of a sleep in. Decided to head for the coast first, then work my way back through some of the forest … Continue reading

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