RubiKon Adventures

Tales and travels of "GrizzLee", "Looksha Lori" & "Yukon Johann"

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Exploring Washington State: Weekend Moto Camp in Conconully

Spring time in Washington means dusting off the bikes and exercising them a bit.
Even better when the North Cascades Highway opens and the temps are in the 70's. 

A road trip was in order.
Destination: Conconully Wa. Pop 210 people.

Leaving home we take the long way up... The Mountain Loop Highway

Looksha Lori and her new steed.

North Cascades Highway and Lori's bike she named Jethro

Great weather and great views

GrizzLee and Dazee (an F650GS Dakar)

Looking good... The bike that is.

The happy biker couple

Along the way, a 1936 Indian appears out of nowhere. A classic.

We rented a cabin at Conconully State Park

Lori putting the bikes to bed and tucking them in

Heading up to the Canadian Boarder we meet a big obstacle

Lori deems it unsafe

GrizzLee attempts to hold the boulder so that riders can pass safely

There, that's better, pushed it up and out of the way. Now motorists can safely pass.

Palmer lake just south of Loomis, Wa

More Palmer Lake

Return ride home... more snow in the passes

Looksha looking good. Say that 5 times really fast

We wanted to try out the new soft luggage from Wolfman. It all worked better than expected. It even made the bikes look more aggressive for the off road.

Out time was too short.. a weekend is not enough to explore this area. As it was, we wanted to explore more of the Washington Back Country Discover route. But severe fires from the past 2 years have made the roads un-passable at the moment with downed trees from the burns. Also, the good snow pack we got this year still had much of the route snowed it. As it was, we were able to ride some of the northern route up to the Canadian border. However, we vow to return with more time and clear roads in the near future.  

Until next time.... Keep the shiny side up.

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