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Friedel / Schmalz Cross-Country Bike Trip


A Cross-Country bike trip along the Adventure Cycling Northern Tier Route

3,973 miles (6,394 km) over 57 days from June 16, 2002 to August 11, 2002

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Recumbent, 1-3 months, Northern Tier, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East, West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Year: 2002
Keywords: Trek 2120, Tour Easy Expedition, VW Jetta TDI

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Copyright © 2005-2014 By Ron Friedel - (contact)

Status: Completed Jan 2005
Last update: Monday October 23, 2006 05:58 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 30 Aug 2011 13:14 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Car Trip West: June 11 to June 14
Washington: Beautiful state - but the mountains come quick.
      Day 1: Anacortes to Rockport, Washington, June 16
      Day 2: Rockport to Colonial Creek Campground, Washington, June 17
      Day 3: Colonial Creek Campground to Winthrop, Washington, June 18
      Day 4: Winthrop to Tonasket, Washington, June 19
      Day 5: Tonasket to Kettle Falls, Washington, June 20
      Day 6: Kettle Falls to Panhandle Campground (NFS), Washington, June 21
Idaho: Going across the northern panhandle.
      Day 7: Panhandle Campground, Washington to Round Lake State Park near Sandpoint, Idaho, June 22
      Day 8: Round Lake State Park to River Lake RV Park, Clark Fork, Idaho, June 23
Montana: A big state with big skies. Green this year.
      Day 9: River Lake RV Park, Clark Fork, Idaho to Two Bit RV Campground, Libby, Montana, June 24
      Day 10: Libby to Eureka, Montana, June 25
      Day 11: Eureka to Columbia Falls, Montana, June 26
      Day 12: Columbia Falls to East Glacier Park, Montana, June 27
      Day 13: East Glacier to Chester, Montana, June 28
      Day 14: Chester to Chinook, Montana, June 29
      Day 15: Chinook to Malta, Montana, June 30
      Day 16: Malta to Glasgow, Montana, July 1
      Day 17: Glasgow to Culbertson, Montana, July 2
North Dakota: Very hot with constant headwinds and hillier than expected. Not our favorite.
      Day 18: Culbertson, Montana to Watford City, North Dakota, July 3
      Day 19: Watford City to Killdeer, North Dakota, July 4
      Day 20: Killdeer to Center, North Dakota, July 5
      Day 21: Center to Bismarck, North Dakota, July 6
      Day 22: Bismarck to Linton, North Dakota, July 7
      Day 23: Linton to Edgeley, North Dakota, July 8
      Day 24: Edgeley to Wyndmere, North Dakota, July 9
Minnesota: Starting to look like home.
      Day 25: Wyndmere, North Dakota to Breckenridge, Minnesota, July 10
      Day 26: Breckenridge to Benson, Minnesota, July 11
      Day 27: Benson to Redwood Falls, Minnesota, July 12
      Day 28: Redwood Falls to New Ulm, Minnesota, July 13
      Day 29: New Ulm to Albert Lea, Minnesota, July 14
      Day 30: Myre-Big Island SP (near Albert Lea, MN) to Forestville-Mystery Cave SP (near Preston, MN), July 15
      Day 31: Forestville-Mystery Cave SP, MN to LaCrosse, WI, July 16
Wisconsin: I better not get lost here.
      Day 32: LaCrosse to Wonewoc, Wisconsin, July 17
      Day 33: Wonewoc to Madison, Wisconsin, July 18
      Day 34: Madison to Brown Deer, Wisconsin, July 19
At home: A couple of days of R & R.
      Day 35: Brown Deer to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, July 23
Michigan: North to south in Michigan.
      Day 36: Ludington to Luther, Michigan, July 24
      Day 37: Luther to Lincoln Pines Resort near Gowen, Michigan, July 25
      Day 38: Lincoln Pines Resort near Gowen to Delton, Michigan, July 26
Indiana: Just a little bit of this state.
      Day 39: Delton, Michigan to Shipshewana, Indiana, July 27
      Day 40: Shipshewana, Indiana to Hicksville, Ohio, July 28
Ohio: Lots to see and do here.
      Day 41: Hicksville to Bowling Green, Ohio, July 29
      Day 42: Bowling Green to Huron, Ohio, July 30
      Day 43: Huron to North Perry, Ohio, July 31
Pennsylvania: Only one day here.
      Day 44: North Perry, Ohio to Erie, Pennsylvania, August 1
New York: The Erie Canal and drumlins too.
      Day 45: Erie, Pennsylvania to Evangola State Park, New York, August 2
      Day 46: Evangola State Park to Middleport, New York, August 3
      Day 47: Middleport to Palmyra, New York, August 4
      Day 48: Palmyra, to Selkirk Shore State Park (near Port Ontario, New York), August 5
      Day 49: Selkirk Shores State Park to Singing Waters Campground near Thendara, New York, August 6
      Day 50: Singing Waters Campground to Lake Harris State Forest Campground near Newcomb, New York, August 7
Vermont: Back in the mountains again.
      Day 51: Lake Harris State Forest Campground, New York to Brandon, Vermont, August 8
      Day 52: Brandon, Vermont to Orford, New Hampshire, August 9
New Hampshire: Beautiful lakes and forests.
      Day 53: Orford to Center Ossipee, New Hampshire, August 10
Maine: Anyone see Stephen King?
      Day 54: Center Ossipee, New Hampshire to Ocean Park, Maine, August 11
Car Trip Back to Wisconsin: August 11 to August 14
Our Route
Adventure Cycling Maps
Equipment
Wisconsin: A great place for bike touring
Recumbent Comments
Newspaper Articles
Cost and Summary
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