Had surgery, which prevented any touring along with covid-19 lockdown which prevented any real activities.
My first bike tour of the year. The idea was a test run to ensure it was going to be feasible to ride around the olympic peninulsa later on. I had a good time, and learned quite a bit about touring and my fitness levels.
Broadly completed in three sections. First: a cycle tour from Tacoma, up the west side of the Hood Canal, and then into the (abandoned) Dosiwallips Campground in Olympic National Park. After chaining the bike to the Ranger Station and hiding my biking panniers/equipment in the woods, the second section began by backpacking up the Dosiwallips Valley, over Anderson Pass and into Enchanted Valley. Finally, returning by hiking out of the wilderness, then retrieving my bike and going riding home.
Unknown - January 2022
Rachel’s House - February 2022
Alder Lake Park - 43 miles, March 2022
Dewatto Campground - 44 miles, April 2022 (Open April through Sept)
Fay Bainbridge County Park 53 miles - May 2022
Rainbow Falls - 82 miles, June 2022
Tahuya State Forest - 38 miles, July 2022
Olympic Through Hike - August/Sept 2022
North Cascades Through Hike - August/Sept 2022
* Olympic Peninsula - July and August 2021, Cancelled/Modified to include both Bike Touring and Backpacking.