Snowiest Place On Earth – Mt Rainier

Flowing over silt filled glacial rivers and through the switchbacks up the mountain side a blast of frigid air reveals that you have now crossed over the snowline. Layer upon layer of compact snow begins to rise on each side of the road creating a culvert in which to ride. Winds push across the ice and snow chilling the air as you tighten up your gear.

Alki Beach – Polar Plunge

Climbing on the bike for the first ride of the new year the clouds lay heavy over the horizon. Various layers hang like tulle around the trees, on this unseasonably warm. The thick atmosphere feels almost tropical, as the heavy damp air fogs up your shield. You lift your screen and moisture dampens your face; …

Fort Warden State Park

A fleeting desire passes through your mind as you walk along the shores of the Pacific Ocean with hail pelting the windward side of your body, a need to feel the raw beauty and deep penetrating dampness of this Olympic Peninsula again. “Why don’t we take a ride next weekend?” Dressing in thermals and chugging …

Traveling to the picturesque town of Index.

Waking up on this cool morning a heavy blanket of clouds fills the sky, knowing you are heading toward the mountains you wonder if the predicted sun breaks will actually come to pass. Should you pack for rain, sun, heat? Opting for a mixture of all you head out to meet like-minded travelers for an …