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Two Grads and a Dad on Tour


Transamerica West to East 2007

4,244 miles (6,830 km) over 73 days from June 11, 2007 to August 22, 2007

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 1-3 months, TransAmerica Trail, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East, West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia
Year: 2007

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/staehling2007

Copyright © 2007-2014 By Pete Staehling, Erica Staehling and Lauren Varboncoeur - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2007Featured Journal #440
Last update: Friday June 3, 2011 08:51 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 20 Apr 2014 03:28 (US/Pacific))
713,591 hits since May 2, 2007 (hitcounts updated nightly)
401 pics

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Transamerica Grad, drawn by Pete


Table of Contents

Pre-Trip
      A Trip is Born: (Pete)
      Pete's Packing List: Always a work in progress, but finally getting dialed in. (Pete)
      Pre-Trip FAQ: Frequently asked questions (Pete)
      Last Minute Second Guessing: (and planning changes ) (Pete)
      Graduation and Meeting: Plans starting to gel (Pete)
      Airfare and Hotel Booked: but more details to work out yet!(Pete)
      Oregon Logistics Worked Out: (Pete)
      Reactions: What people said when they heard about the trip (Pete)
      Wow, it is getting close: We fly out tomorrow! (Pete)
Travel to Our Starting Point: Getting to Newport OR.
      BWI to PDX: Flight to Portland Pete
      We're in Portland: (Lauren)
      And we've finally arrived!: (Erica)
      Day 0: Portland Area Pete
On the Road
      Section 1: Astoria, OR to Eugene, OR
            Day1: Newport to Carl G. Washburn State Park (Erica)
            Day 2: Carl G, Washburn State Park to Mapleton Or. (Lauren)
            Day 3: Mapleton to Fern Ridge Resevoir, Veneta Or. (Lauren)
      Section 2: Eugene, OR, to Baker City, OR
            Day 4: Veneta to Eugene (Erica)
            Day 5: Eugene to McKenzie Bridge (Lauren)
            Day 6: McKenzie Bridge to Sisters (Erica and Lauren)
            Day 7: Sisters to Ochoco Lake County Park (7.5 miles east of Prineville)
      Section 3: Baker City, OR to Missoula MT
            Overview of the last couple weeks: Baker City, OR, to Missoula, MT (Lauren)
            Some Pics of Idaho and the first day in Montana: No time to do a complete report, but here are some pictures(Pete)
            Day 8: Ochoco Lake to Mitchell
            Day 9: Mitchell OR to Dayville OR
            Day 10: Dayville OR to Austin Junction OR
            Day 11: Austin Junction to Baker City
            Day 12: Baker City OR to Halfway Oregon
            Day 13: Halfway OR to Brownlee Dam ID
            Day14: BrownLee Dam ID to Council ID
            Day 15: Council ID to Riggins ID
            Day 16: 4 miles before Riggins ID to Riggins ID (Shorts Bar)
            Day 17: Riggins (Short's Bar) ID to Grangeville ID
            Day 18: Grangeville ID to Lowell ID
            Day 19: Lowell ID to Jerry Johnson USFS Park
            Day 20: Jerry Johnson USFS Park to Lolo MT, my 56th Birthday
            Day 21: Lolo MT to Missoula MT
      Section 4: Missoula, MT, to West Yellowstone, MT
            Montana Notes: (Pete)
            Yay for Yellowstone!: (Erica)
            Day 22: Missoula MT to Hamilton MT
            Day 23: Hamilton MT to15 mi W of Wisdom MT
            Day 24: 15 mi W of Wisdom MT to Jackson Hot Springs MT
            Day 25: Jackson Hot Springs MT to Twin Bridges MT
            Day 26: Twin Bridges MT to Ennis MT
            Day 27: Ennis MT to 19 mi NW of West Yellowstone MT
      Section 5: West Yellowstone, MT, to Rawlins, WY
            Yellowstone, Togwatee Pass, Wind River Valley: (Pete)
            More time in Wyoming!: (Lauren)
            Day 28: 19 mi NW of West Yellowstone MT to Madison Jct. WY (in Yellowstone)
            Day 29: Madison Jct. WY to Grant Village (both in Yellowstone)
            Day 30: Grant Village WY to Moran Jct (USFS Hatchet Campground)
            Day 31: Moran Jct WY to Dubois WY
            Day 32: Back three miles!(Lauren, Pete)
            Day 33: Dubois WY to Lander WY
            Day 34: Lander WY to Jeffrey City WY
            Day 35: Jeffrey City WY to Rawlins WY
      Section 6: Rawlins, WY, to Pueblo, CO
            Day 36: Rawlins WY to Riverside WY
            Day 37: Riverside WY to Walden CO
            Day 38: Walden CO to Kremmling CO
            Day 39: Kremmling CO to Breckenridge CO
            Day 40: Breckenridge CO to Fairplay CO
            Day 41: Fairplay CO to Canon City
            Day 42: Canon City CO to Pueblo CO
      Section 7: Pueblo, CO, to Alexander, KS
            Day 43: Pueblo CO to Ordway CO
            Day 44: Ordway CO to Eads CO
            Day 45: Eads CO to Leoti KS
            Day 46: Leoti KS to Ness City KS
            Day 47: Ness City KS to Great Bend KS
      Section 8: Alexander, KS, to Girard, KS
            Day 48: Great Bend KS to Yoder KS
            Day 49: Yoder KS to Cassoday KS
            Day 50: Cassoday KS to Toronto KS
            Day 51: Toronto KS to Walnut KS
      Section 9: Girard, KS, to Murphysboro, IL
            Day 52: Walnut KS to Golden City MO
            Day 53: Golden City MO to Fair Grove MO
            Day 54: Fair Grove MO to Houston MO
            Day 55: Houston MO to NFS Power Mill Campground (15 mi W of Ellington MO)
            Day 56: NFS Powder Mill Campground to Farmington MO
            Day 57: Farmington MO to Murphysboro IL
            A long time biking....: (Lauren)
      Section 10: Murphysboro, IL, to Berea, KY
            Day 58: Murphysboro Lake State Park to Sebree KY
            Day 59: Sebree KY to Fordsville KY
            Day 60: Fordsville KY to Elizabethtown KY
            Day 61: Elizabethtown KY to Burgin KY
            Day 62: Burgin KY to Berea KY
      Section 11: Berea, KY, to Christiansburg, VA
            Day 63: Berea KY to Buckhorn KY
            Day 64: Buckhorn KY to Pippa Passes KY
            Day 65: Pippa Passes KY to Breaks Interstate Park
            Day 66: Breaks Interstate Park to Rosedale VA
            Day 67: Rosedale VA to Cedar Springs VA
            Day 68: Cedar Springs VA to Christainburg VA
      Section 12: Christiansburg, VA, to Yorktown, VA
            Day 69: Christiansburg VA to Buchanon VA
            Day 70: Buchanon VA to 15 mi W of Charlottesville VA
            Day 71: 15 mi before Charlottesville VA to Mineral VA
            Day 72: Mineral VA to Mechanicsville VA
            Day 73 Part 1: Mechanicsville VA to Yorktown VA
            Day 73 Part 2: Mechanicsville VA to Yorktown VA
            On the Home Stretch: (Pete)
Post-Trip
      Postscript: In Search of the Ocean
      Life after the bike trip: (Lauren)
      Pete's Comments on this Trip
      What Worked and What Didn't: (Pete)
      Post-Trip FAQ: Frequently asked questions (Pete)
      Looking Back: Two years later
Erica's Blog
Pictures: (Erica)
Media Coverage
Support for CGOAB


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