The last day of our journey…:-(
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Sorry for no update yesterday, but we were camping in the middle of &@&;; nowhere, a place called Conconully, between here and there…and wifi, what the hell…

Wednesday, we spent the night at Bart and Jay’s place with a great overlook of Lake Chelan.
Sleeping outside on the deck or on the lawn in the open air, just great.

Yesterday we left from Manson after a great breakfast at the Blueberryhill Restaurant in Manson.
Heading towards the Echo Valley Ski area to start climbing up the Cooper mountain, we then crossed the Parrish Peak at 5500 feet and further up hill towards Fox Peak.

We connected with forrest road 600 Towards Benson creek road. At the end of the road we took a refreshing dive in a cold river and then our good friend Mike from Twisp was waiting for us on his little Yamaha 250 to lead us for a couple mile towards Moody mountain. Mike realised already very fast that the big bikes were probably a little to big for him 🙂

We drove further up North crossing the Loop Loop Canyon towards Ruby Hill. Had a couple surprises in the middle of the road, crossing a few flotted areas.

We arrived in Conconully where we staid a at great campground at the Lake. We got the needed cold ones, rented a little party cruiser and went for a little boat ride.
Men was that great, we had a couple laughs for sure, cruising this great lake with this delicated group and associated comments, enough said 🙂

In the morning we left for the Lone Frank pass, but washed away…..one of the forrest workers gave us some great tips and made us divert and drive a great work around towards Loomis, another little town in the middle of nowhere.

We picked up the trail again from Loomis towards the spot were the Geocache was supposed to be hidden at 6200 feet, a waypoint and goal on this long trip. This was an idea by Touratech and it took a couple guys with GPS and maps, but we did find it finally in the forest and put a litle note in the plastic box with our names.

After that it was basically finalizing the trip towards the Canadian border at Nighthawk where we had a little encounter with Officer “Potter” who thought it was necessary to stand on his his stripes. Anyway we (read Jesper, gave him the finger and we left 🙂 )

Sofar the Status of the trip:

—Drop the bikes

Wiel: 0
Ronald: 1
Jesper: 1
Fred: 3
Wietze: we stopped counting

— Damage
Wiel: None
Jesper: None
Wietze: scrathes, blinker
Ronald: pannier, blinker
Fred: Fog light

Clearly, the winner is……the writer of this blog 🙂 🙂

All in all, not bad for what we went thru!

We had a great ride, seen a lot and got much more experienced on riding big bikes thru the elements.

Thanks for the great support from the readers and feedback, this is the last blog for this trip. On the road again traveling home seeing my girls,……for now life is good and later….

Rgds Wiel,

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