​Sierra Cascades Cycle Touring Route

We seem to have found ourselves following one of the Adventure Cycling Association long distance routes, the Sierra Cascades, which roughly parallels the Pacific Crest Trail, America’s first through hike from the Canadian to Mexican border, with telltale stickers and bicycle friendly signs at various little shops and cafes along the way. I guess our…

Rainier

Riding out of Seattle we were joined by Cat for a few days out towards Mt Rainier, an introductory tour of sorts for her. We followed Cat’s excellent route choice out of the city along quiet residential streets and Lake Washington, onto a rail trail out into the countryside. The volcano popped up on the…

Liberty Bell

We reach the cool shade of the gully and scramble to the top where the world drops steeply away on both sides. The wind whistles through this gap in the mountains, a window to another world. Everybody is quiet and still for a moment, lost in our own thoughts, admiring the view, composing ourselves for…