Vancouver Island Motorsport Gathering

Vancouver Island Motorsport Gathering

Motor Gathering at the new Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

Emily and I decided to travel up to the beautiful Cowichan Valley on a hot summers day to check out all the beautiful cars  Continue reading →

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Day 54 – Siuslaw Nat Forest to Siuslaw Nat Forest

Day 54 – Siuslaw Nat Forest to Siuslaw Nat Forest

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Travel Day 54:

Total km driven to date: 10,000km

Total km walked to date: 425.19km

Siuslaw Nat Forest – Siuslaw Nat Forest

150km drive

4.83km on foot

                Today was more of the same Continue reading →

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Day 53 – Rogue River to Siuslaw Nat Forest

Day 53 – Rogue River to Siuslaw Nat Forest

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Travel Day 53:

Total km driven to date: 9850km

Total km walked to date: 420.36km

Rogue River – Siuslaw Nat Forest

292km drive

9.69km on foot

                Happy to report there was no ghosts last night Continue reading →

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Day 52 – Siskiyou Nat Forest to Rogue River

Day 52 – Siskiyou Nat Forest to Rogue River

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Travel Day 52:

Total km driven to date: 9558km

Total km walked to date: 410.67km

Siskiyou Nat Forest – Rogue River

87km drive

10.38km on foot

                Today was much like yesterday, back on the road Continue reading →

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Day 51 – Smith River to Siskiyou Nat Forest

Day 51 – Smith River to Siskiyou Nat Forest

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Travel Day 51:

Total km driven to date: 9471km

Total km walked to date: 400.29km

Smith River – Siskiyou Nat Forest

68km drive

14.47km on foot

                Today was an easy day with not a ton of driving Continue reading →

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Day 50 – Redwood Creek to Smith River

Day 50 – Redwood Creek to Smith River

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Travel Day 50:

Total km driven to date: 9403km

Total km walked to date: 385.82km

Redwood Creek – Smith River

212km drive

15.63km on foot

                As we dropped down the last few hills I realized that it has been Continue reading →

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Day 49 – Shasta Nat Forest to Redwood Creek

Day 49 – Shasta Nat Forest to Redwood Creek

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Travel Day 49:

Total km driven to date: 9191km

Total km walked to date: 370.19km

Shasta-Trinity Nat Forest – Redwood Creek

118km drive

4.79km on foot

                Another short travel day through the rest of Continue reading →

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Day 48 – Lassen Nat Forest to Shasta Nat Forest

Day 48 – Lassen Nat Forest to Shasta Nat Forest

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Travel Day 48:

Total km driven to date: 9073km

Total km walked to date: 365.40km

Lassen Nat Forest – Shasta-Trinity Nat Forest

197km drive

6.07km on foot

                Today our journey took us out of the mountains Continue reading →

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Day 47 – Plumas Nat Forest to Lassen Nat Forest

Day 47 – Plumas Nat Forest to Lassen Nat Forest

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Travel Day 47:

Total km driven to date: 8876km

Total km walked to date: 359.33km

Plumas Nat Forest – Lassen Nat Forest

171km drive

10.29km on foot

                The highlight of our day was Lassen Volcanic National Park Continue reading →

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Day 46 – Tahoe Nat Forest to Plumas Nat Forest

Day 46 – Tahoe Nat Forest to Plumas Nat Forest

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Travel Day 46:

Total km driven to date: 8705km

Total km walked to date: 349.04km

Tahoe Nat Forest – Plumas Nat Forest

148km drive

3.56km on foot

                Today was a pretty uninspired day, I got up and headed back into Truckee Continue reading →

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Day 45 – Toiyabe Nat Forest to Tahoe Nat Forest

Day 45 – Toiyabe Nat Forest to Tahoe Nat Forest

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Travel Day 45:

Total km driven to date: 8557km

Total km walked to date: 345.48km

Toiyabe National Forest – Tahoe Nat Forest

223km drive

8.49km on foot

                Today the plan was to head up to Tahoe to check it out Continue reading →

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Day 44 – Stanislaus Nat Forest to Toiyabe Nat Forest

Day 44 – Stanislaus Nat Forest to Toiyabe Nat Forest

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Travel Day 44:

Total km driven to date: 8334km

Total km walked to date: 336.99km

Stanislaus National Forest – Toiyabe National Forest

69km drive

5.1km on foot

                Keeping in mind that I was too quick on the last leg of my journey Continue reading →

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Day 43 – Mono Lake to Stanislaus Nat Forest

Day 43 – Mono Lake to Stanislaus Nat Forest

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Travel Day 43:

Total km driven to date: 8265km

Total km walked to date: 331.89km

Mono Lake, CA – Stanislaus National Forest

332km drive

10.07km on foot

                Yosemite was the focus of my day and wow I can’t say enough great stuff about it Continue reading →

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Day 42 – Pine Creek to Mono Lake

Day 42 – Pine Creek to Mono Lake

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Travel Day 42:

Total km driven to date: 7933km

Total km walked to date: 321.82km

Pine Creek, CA – Mono Lake, CA

122km drive

3.58km on foot

                Got up this morning and did some photography of the various wildlife Continue reading →

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Day 41 – Alabama Hills to Pine Creek

Day 41 – Alabama Hills to Pine Creek

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Travel Day 41:

Total km driven to date: 7811km

Total km walked to date: 318.24km

Alabama Hills, CA – Pine Creek/Inyo National Forest, CA

147km drive

4.91km on foot

                I had one of those days that reminds me why I’m doing this trip, started my morning slowly in the Alabama Hills. Finished up some photos from the past 2 days and then spent some time uploading everything onto my removable hard-drive which I’ve been backing up in case my cheesy laptop decides to die on me, or even worse get stolen. Then it was on the road around noon to head back to Lone Pine to use the internet and upload my Glen Helen photos and update my blog. Got some great response and lots of comments on my photos already which is always nice. Then I headed back onto US-395 destination who knows….north! The mountains on either side continue to get closer together, the valley bottom only about 10km apart as I rolled into Bishop, CA. Filled up with gas, my most expensive yet….$4.09/Gal, ouch, gone are the days in Colorado of $2.55/Gal.

                Just north of town a few miles I saw a sign for Inyo National Forest access, Pine Creek Rd and since it was about 4pm it was time to find a campsite for the night. We travelled up the windy road, climbing from 4500ft to 7000ft as huge cliffs loomed on either side and the creek ran by the road. First running water Axel has seen in over 2 weeks and his first move was to go barrelling towards it and bury himself in the creek, drinking and splashing around……my Canadian Sheppard is not a desert dog! Even proper large trees started to show up! The road abruptly ends at a gate of an old mine and the mountains surround on 3 sides, thousands of feet overhead. I turn back around on down a small cut off I saw on the way up, finding one of the nicest camp spots I’ve had in weeks. This is a long ways from the desert, big rocks, big trees overhead and a rushing creek 10ft from my truck, all surrounded by huge mountains, this is my kinda place! I filled my solar shower from the creek, then I filled my camper water tank from the same creek (I have a 5gal jug I fill at walmart for drinking, the rv water I just use for dishes and Axel). Laundromat, who needs a damn laundromat, I decided to do some laundry in the creek too, everything was pretty dusty from Glen Helen. Finishing that I wanted to take some pictures of the water falling over the rocks so I grabbed my trusty tripod, stripped down to my underwear and set up the camera in the middle of the creek to take some photos, turned out great! After dinner we went for a bit of a walk before it got dark, finding a random trail that I followed until it led us to the bottom of one of the massive cliffs, clearly the trail was put in by rock climbers since there was pins for ropes all over on the cliff, very cool random find. Then with the falling light it was time to come back to camp and work on some photos, great day, beautiful scenery.

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