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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Four Day Tour of the Pacific North West on BMW GS Motorcycles

Join me as we take a "Four Day Tour of the Pacific North West on BMW GS Motorcycles".
These videos document highlights four incredible days of motorcycle touring in the Pacific North West. The first 3 days of the journey we see no clouds and experience unseasonably warm coastal weather. A rarity in this part of the world. As far as Spring Motorcycle Rides go, this was a real gem.

Our route. A loop that offers the best sampling of the
Oregon/Washington Coast, Cascades and arid regions
Day 1: The Washington & Oregon Coast
The first day we leave our home in Seattle, Washington and head out to Raymond,
Washington via back roads to reach the Washington Coast. Once there we cross the
Columbia River into Astoria and make our way south along the coastal highway.
Using our GPS, we take many detours on lonely roads to see as much of the
coastal splendor as possible.

Day 2: The Oregon Coast
The second day we leave our camp near Lincoln City, to finish the Oregon Coast,
ending up in Brookings Oregon. We see light houses, rivers, historic sites and a
gorgeous sunset while sipping on a local microbrew. Using our GPS, we meander
and take many detours on lonely roads to see as much of the coastal splendor as
possible. The journey is more than the destination.

Day 3: The California Redwoods & Oregon Cascades
The third day we leave the Oregon Coast and find ourselves in the Redwoods of
Northern California. We do some light off road travel through the giant trees.
Later in the day we find ourselves crossing Interstate 5 at Grants Pass heading
toward Crater Lake following the Rogue River to it's source. We take in the many
sights along the way and finalize our day traveling among volcanoes and snow at
higher elevations in the Oregon Cascades. The day ends as it began... Perfect.

Day 4: Bend Oregon to Seattle Washington
The fourth and final day we leave Oregon and return to our home in Washington
state. Along the way we pass by a couple of volcanoes, including Mt Hood in
Oregon. Crossing the Columbia River at Hood River, Oregon into Washington, we
ride among huge basalt columns and the mighty Columbia River. We eventually find
our way to Yakima canyon and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Yakima river
meandering through the canyon. We conclude our travel with a nice cool ride over
Snoqualmie pass, where we see snow covered peaks that remind us that we are
nearly home.

"Adventure B4 Dementia"
Until Next time....

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