This is my story... my solo adventure motorcycle ride through remote lands where I camped every night except one. I had no real itinerary and a vague plan of the route of where I wanted to go.
|Saying Goodbye to my family|
|And I'm off|
|Heading north at the Sasquatch Inn|
|Stopping to adjust tire pressure for off-road travel|
|A quick snack and some time to examine the beauty|
|Gretchen looking good in Whitewall tires|
|Harrison Lake and the northern tip of Long Island|
|Too bad powerlines taint the view|
|This is typical of the FSR on W. Harrison Lake|
|Great place to meditate|
My riding partner and navigator told me we had to press on. Oh, yes, you thought this was a solo trip report. Not entirely true. Please let me introduce you to "Hyder". He is from the central B.C coast, his mom is a beautiful Kermodo bear and his dad is a big fisherman outside the town of Hyder Alaska. "Hyder" (pronounced "Hi-dare", slang for as in Hi there) joined us on our trip big home from the Yukon this summer. He has since become a permanant travel fixture on my bike.
|Meet "Hyder", my riding companion and navigator|
|I hope my near Tourances are up to the task|
|The farther north, the bigger the mountains|
|No people, no traffic... I park when I want and where I want.|
|The mountains begin to envelop me.|
|The road typically runs high and away from the lake|
|I stop and take a quick dip in the cool waters|
|What a great swimming hole|
|Another break after a brief rough section|
|Ultimate views around every corner|
|Let's see... tent, sleepign bag, food, bike... yep, I'm ready to go|
|After another rough section, I came to these cool water falls|
|Someone didn't make it|
|I always felt like someone was looking over my shoulder|
|Looging camp at Tipella|
|The logging camp is just like out of a storybook|
|Crossing the Lillooet River|
|Evening beauty on a calm Lillooet lake|
|The Lillooet river is nestled in a deep gorge surrounded by mountains|
|The start of Lillooet lake|
|Pretty claen considering all the dirt|
|My camp on Lillooet Lake that evening|
|Dinner and a sunset|
|After dinner, I have hot cocoa and bask in the alpenglow|
To travel alone requires a bit more research and safety mitigation. I had my doubts about this section of my trip. I would like to thank Chris (beemer67 ADVrider) and Colleen (DantesDame) for their advice and help. It proved to be invaluable in building my confidence and in my final decision to ride this section of my trip alone.
Stay tuned for Day 2.
Untill next time...
Check out Day 2: http://rubikonadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/day-2-bmw-r1200-gsa-solo-adventure-bc.html