United States
Okanogan County

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  • Day8

    Recovering day

    September 15, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    After the exhausting tour across Washington Pass, we needed a more quiet day. We took it slowly, had a good breakfast and left Whintrop by almost noon for an easy 70km mainly downhill ride to Alta Lake State Park.
    We left in the rain but, luckily, it stopped after a couple of hours. The locals are actually happy about the rain as fires are not uncommon during summers as you can see in the photos (signs of last year's fire). So we just ignored the wet weather and enjoyed the views of Methow River, uncountable pear and apple orchards, farm houses and soft hills until we got to our beautiful campspot at Alta Lake.
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  • Day7

    Washington Pass challenge

    September 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After another rainy night we startet our climb to Washington Pass. On the way to the top we had a short stop at rainy lake, were luckily it wasn't raining. It took us 5h30min and around 1800m of climbing to reach the pass.
    After another 2h downhill riding we reached Winthrop were we found a were nice warm showers. The couple (Carolyn and Tom) who we stayed with was absolutely amazing, prepared a tasty dinner for us and let us wash our clothes. You can imagine how the clothes smelled after 5 days of bike riding with lots of rain and a humidity of nearly 100 % 🙄
    Winthrop spreads a bit of cowboy feeling since there are lots of western town buildings. So we might change our bicycles into horses. 🐎
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  • Day19

    Lazy day in Winthrop

    September 4, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    After our long drive up, we had a number of housekeeping items to take care of.Following a lazy morning drinking tea and catching up on the news, we quickly worked our way through them.

    Winthrop is a cute western themed tourist town, so we took full advantage, starting with a Joe’s scramble at the Duck Brand cafe. Then we meandered up and down the little Main Street. Heather scored big when Gordon bought her a Florida ready straw club Cloche style hat. Gordon then had his moment in the sun, riding the stationary saddle in the square and lecturing the locals.

    Heather browsed for tips in a very interesting book called “ Glamping.” After that we followed their main recommendation by breaking out our glamp-ready chairs and enjoying some regionally produced IPAs.
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  • Day20

    More around the campground

    September 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Taken last night with the sun low in the West.

    PS this evening we were visited by 3 deer. Unfortunately, they were far enough away that when Heather tried to take their picture, she couldn’t see them in the camera.Read more

  • Day20

    Ice cream at Sherrie's Sweet Shop

    September 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Having gone into withdrawal two days after leaving Yosem’s, we moseyed into town for a little pick-me-up. There I was smitten by the 4 ladies from the Red Hat Society who apparently also needed a small sweet treat.

    One of them reminded me so much of mom, I wondered if she was making a stealth appearance to acknowledge our remembrances. I had to wait for her to turn around for the photo at the counter. She was all smiles and the patient young man held out her cone for about a minute while she finished visiting with another young man in line. Mom, right?
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  • Day18

    Winthrop KOA

    September 3, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We are nestled under a large cherry tree, just a few feet from the Methow River. We got here in time for happy hour and I am enjoying my second scrumptious syrupy imperial oatmeal stout.

    A good beer, a pleasant location, and Heather with me... life is good.Read more

  • Day56

    Campingausflug Teil 2

    September 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Danach geht es weiter mit dem Auto Richtung Osten, wobei wir an vielen rauschenden Flüssen und abgebrannten Wäldern vorbei kommen. Unser erster Stopp ist der Ort Leavenworth, eine nachgemachte bayrische Stadt. Ab jetzt wundere ich mich übrigens nicht mehr woher die Vorurteile gegenüber Deutschen kommen ;) Weiter geht es und die Landschaft verändert sich jetzt total. Plötzlich befinden wir uns in einer hügeligen braunen, steinigen Wüste, die mit grünen Tälern durchzogen ist. In den Tälern wird mit Hilfe des Flusswassers große Äpfel-, Birnen- und Kirschplantagen angebaut. Dort machen wir an einem kleinen Stand halt und versorgen uns mit dem Obst für die nächsten Wochen. Auf dem Weg Richtung Lake Chelan haben wir zweimal Glück und können verschiedene Rehe grasen sehen. Weiter geht es durch die Stadt Winthrop, eine Stadt, die heute noch so aussieht wie ein altes Westerndorf. Das einzige was fehlt sind die Cowboys.
    Nachnittags fahren wir wieder über die Berge Richtung Seattle. Auf der kurvigen Straße gibt es unzählige Landschaft-Fotomotive. Bei einem Stopp weit in den nebelverhangenen Bergen, weit weg von jeglicher Zivilisation, sehen wir einen Bären, der gerade im Wald verschwindet. Das nenne ich mal ein gelungener Abschluss für dieses schöne Wochenende!
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  • Day21

    Leaving Winthrop

    September 6, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    We left early just as it started sprinkling. We ARE doing a longish drive to Missoula which will get us pretty close to the Rockies where we hope to spend a little time.

  • Day19

    Coming down from Diablo Lake

    September 4, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Sorry, I forgot to post the photos coming down from Diablo Lake into Winthrop!

  • Day20

    So nice we stayed twice

    September 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    This campground is in such a beautiful setting, and is so peaceful right now, we decided to extend our stay. Here are a few photos taken right around our campsite.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Okanogan County, مقاطعة أوكانوغان, Оканоган, ওকানোগান কাউন্টি, Kantono Okanogan, Condado de Okanogan, Okanogani maakond, Okanogan konderria, شهرستان اوکانوگان، واشینگتن, Comté d'Okanogan, Okanogan megye, Contea di Okanogan, オウカノガン郡, Okanogan Kūn, Hrabstwo Okanogan, اوکانوگن کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Okanogan, Округ Оканоган, Оканоґан, اوکاناگن کاؤنٹی، واشنگٹن, Quận Okanogan, Condado han Okanogan, 奧卡諾根縣

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