Category Archives: Western USA

Seattle: An Unexpected First Taste of Winter

We decided to head over to Seattle on the first weekend of November. Friends from Israel moved there for a one year sabbatical and we arranged, very last minute, to stay with them for one night. Last minute usually works … Continue reading

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Park Butte Lookout: A Smoky Weekend in the Mountains

It was hazy and smoky in Vancouver for a few days before the BC Day long weekend, but we still decided to go ahead with our weekend plans of hiking around Mt. Baker in the US. We honestly didn’t give … Continue reading

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Washington and Idaho: Hail, Warm Showers and Sunshine

Plan B Our trips are known for their rocky starts. So we were not surprised when we were all packed and ready to go on our first four day ride when it started hailing and blowing winds like in the … Continue reading

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Seattle: Post Election Weekend of Urban Cycling Exploration

It was a stressful week with the US elections taking over everything and everywhere. For some reason, not in my worst nightmares, did I ever think Donald Trump would become the next president. I followed the elections a little bit (because … Continue reading

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Yellow Aster Butte: 24 Hours Car-to-Car

Sometimes everything goes smoothly. After a few ordeals on trips this summer, this is not something to be taken for granted. After we got our car┬áback from the mechanic in Whistler, we both felt it was time for a weekend … Continue reading

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Edison-La Conner Loop: Small Town America

We drove into Edison, Washington, population 133. As we drove in to town, a blink of an eye later we were already outside “town” and had to make a quick u-turn before parking at the Elementary School. Maya went to … Continue reading

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Point Roberts Loop: A Few Hours on the Other Side

Back in February, three days before Neil was born, Gili cycled around Point Roberts. He came back with an excellent impression and I was a bit sad that I couldn’t join. He promised that we’ll be back there riding as … Continue reading

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Olympic Peninsula: Savour the Moment (South Coast Hike)

This trip was long overdue. During our first summer in Canada back in 2007 we crossed the border to the US on Canada Day long weekend. Inexperienced and naive, we didn’t know what it means to cross the border on … Continue reading

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Point Roberts Loop: Cycling a Forgotten Piece of the USA

Point Roberts is a weird forgotten piece of the USA. It is landlocked by Canada, but lies south of the 49th parallel, the arbitrary border line. By any reasonable account it should have been part of British Columbia, and not … Continue reading

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Lopez Island: A Winter Getaway

Sometimes it’s nice to do things off season. Lopez Island in the San Juan Islands is a very popular summer destination, but on a chilly weekend in mid December we found ourselves in an almost empty campground, on roads with … Continue reading

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