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Narrow road to The Water


Following the Columbia River

2,370 km (1,473 miles) over 52 days from August 28, 2009 to October 18, 2009

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Cyclo-cross, Equipment lists, Offroad, 1-3 months, Canadian Rockies
Locales: North America, Canada, British Columbia, Columbia Lake, United States, Oregon, Clatsop, Astoria Bridge Toll Plaza, Washington, Grant, Electric City, Invermere, Golden, Field, Revelstoke, Slocan Lake, Trail, Stevens, Boundary, Spokane, Deer Park, Lincoln, Davenport, Grand Coulee, Okanogan, Alta Lake State Park, Chelan, Holden, Chelan, Wenatchee, Kittitas, Vantage, Benton, Hanford Site, Adams, Othello, Tri-Cities Center, Kennewick, Crow Butte State Park, Klickitat, Maryhill State Park, Wasco, Mayer State Park, Celilo Park, Skamania, Beacon Rock State Park, Multnomah, Portland, Columbia, Clatskanie, Wahkiakum, Puget Island, Grays River, Astoria, Fort Stevens State Park
Year: 2009
Keywords: hunger, polutions, lead, global warming, Holden Village, Morris Stables

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Columbia2009

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Robert Ewing - (contact)

Status: Completed Mar 2010
Last update: Sunday May 5, 2013 18:20 (US/Pacific) (edited Mon 4 Aug 2014 11:08 (US/Pacific))
16,784 hits since September 6, 2009 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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The Route


Table of Contents

Epigraph

The Anthem

Introduction

      Origins of the ride
      Origins of the River

Prolog: In the begining - the very begining

      Banff National Park
      Yoho National Park

The Ride

      The Source: Lake Columbia to Dry Gulch
      Wild River Run: Dry Gulch to Donald
      Donald to Canyon Hot Springs: Snow threatening
      Canyon Hot Springs to Shelter Bay: Down came the rain.
      Shelter Bay to Summit Lake: Valhalla
      Summit Lake to Lemon Creek
      Lemon Creek to Waneta: Goodbye Valhala - Hello civilization
      Waneta to Colville: The shots heard round the River's bend.
      Colville to Deer Park
      Morris Stables
      Deer Park to Davenport: Motel Bates
      Davenport to Electric City
      Public Works Project No. 9: That wild and wasted stream
      Race Day: Columbia Chanllenge Triathlon meets the Grand Master
      Electric City to Alta Lake
      Alta Lake to Twenty Five Mile Creek
      Twenty Five Mile Creek to Holden Village: via Fields Point Landing and the Lady of the Lake ferry
      Holden Village: A day at Lake Wobegone
      Holden Village to Chelan: Another beautiful day on the lake
      Chelan to Wenatchee: High Tide in Wenatchee
      Wenatchee to Gingko State Park
      Vantage to Othello: Ginkgo biloba hacia Nuevo Jerusalen via la Valle de Muerte
      Othello to Kennewick
      Kennewick to Crow Butte Island
      Crow Butte to Maryhill: Lights out
      Maryhill to Memaloose: Resting real peaceful
      Memaloose to Beacon Rock: WPA and Old Growth
      Beacon Rock to Portland
      Portland to Clatskanie
      Clatskanie to Astoria: via Puget Island
      Astoria to Mouth of The River

The River's apendix

      References
            URLs
            Maps
            Books
      Kit
            Bike
            Clothing & Wear
            Camp
            Toiletries
            Navigation and record keeping


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