Monthly Archives: May 2019

Gathering at The Bike Hostel – Day 5

Well caffeinated, we headed uphill- steeply at first- toward Sherman Pass (Elevation 5,575 ft. ) with about 3,000 ft. of elevation gain. As we gained elevation under blue skies, we saw ponderosa pines, Douglas firs, western larches, then true firs in dense forests.
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Onward into the Okanogan – Day 4

After a short celebration, we donned our gloves and rain pants for the descent to Republic. Our gear helped prevent us from freezing, and when we arrived in Republic we immediately found a restaurant for hot soup and hot tea. What a relief!
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Day 3 – 91 Miles!

We were to turn southeast on Hwy 153 for 33 miles to Petaras, then turn north on US Hwy 97 for another 33 miles to Okanagon. Our relatively short 56 mile day turned into a 91 mile day!
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