Phone bars, that is.
The trail from the I-90 trailhead to Wanapum Dam is very familiar to us--Fiddle and I completed an 80-mile endurance ride there in 2015.
However, familiarity did NOT make for an easy ride. Fee was a knucklehead almost all day, leaning hard into the bit and trying to run top speed. Since she is no longer in condition for that, I stood on the brake all day and was miserable.
So it took a LONG time to traverse the 24 miles,
and we were all tired and grumpy when we finally got to camp.
Lola and Darlene had such a miserable ride that Darlene decided they'd had enough and packed up to go home...
which left me homeless...but not for long!
We put my gear into Andrea's truck, my panels into Susie's rig, and my sleeping bag and pillows into Christine's motorhome. And the next morning, we loaded the Dragon (and me) into Jeri's motorhome and took off down the road.
Because I'm now bunking with the folks who leave camp in advance of the pack to open…
I'm writing this on my phone from a field near Kittitas, so please forgive the inevitable typos!
We left from Easton, WA on Thursday, heading east on the converted rail-trail. So far we've stayed in Easton, Cle Elum , Thorp, Ellensburg, and now here, at the trailhead my friends know as the Milwaukee Rail Road Ridecamp.
In camp last night, the charging system on Darlene's trailer started acting up. It now works intermittently.
But when it rains it's still way better than a tent!
Jim zipped over for a quick visit in Eburg. He hopes to bring me my FIXED truck/trailer next weekend!
We stopped at the Eagles Club in Kittitas for lunch.
In camp tonight, the Army (they own the land we camp on here) insists that horses be "double tied" for safety.
Laurie lives about 10 miles from camp. Such a treat to see her, and to finally meet her horse family!
Tomorrow we head down to the Columbia River, and I may lose all bars. So, maybe I'll be back online, but maybe not f…