Today we did Kickstands up at 7am, after crossing “The bridge of the Gods” Cascade locks, we tried to fuel up and find breakfast at the Windy Ridge restaurant, however still closed at that time of the day and made us turnaround back to Stevenson to find food since we wouldn’t find anything else during the day.

We started the first leg of the WABDR today, Stevenson to Packwood, approx 112 miles, mainly off-road on gravel and forest roads. We runned into a group of guys on GS800’s and a KTM, returning from Canada on their last day of the entire trip. They went North to South and were heading back to the Tri-cities. We got some tips from them to avoid a certain strech today what was still covered by snow and showed us a good workaround.

We did a visit to the Ice caves, discovered in 1853 by Captain George McClellan and his expedition.

At the workaround We runned into a long time friend of Ronald and Wiel at Adams Creek, “Bratwurst Bill” from Seattle on his his TM200 with tractor tires 🙂 in the middle of nowhere..

During the day at 4000 Feet elevation, North side of mount Adams, we did a D-tour to Walupi Lake where we took another refressing dive into the &$@&$&)$$)@& cold water.

We arrived in Packwood on Hwy 12 around 5pm where we set up camp at the RV park. Beer pub around to corner to wash away the dust from the day, dusty it was.

Another friend of us, Oscar from Seattle with a couple off-road riders showed up as well later this evening and setup their tent as well with us, had to make an emergency beer run to the local store to share the stories around the camp fire. All in all, it was a great day, more tomorrow…

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