What Should I Do?

Over 90% of the surface was covered in snow and ice, and the snow was several feet deep. Not being an expert mountaineer in these winter conditions…

Life Won't Wait

Not exactly sure why someone had written this in chalk on the sidewalk, but it seemed to perfectly capture my reasons for travelling this past year. 

Prudhoe Bay and the Infamous Dalton Highway

According to Dalton Highway lore, rogue truckers have outfitted their wheels with spikes and run motorcyclists off the road for sport.  The highway is constantly being resurfaced with gravel, sand, and, in some areas, nails and spikes of varying sizes specially designed to shred tires.  And on rainy days, the mud is so deep that it’s rumored to swallow rider and motorcycle whole.

From Bellingham to Hope

The town of Bellingham is larger than I had expected.  It is the northernmost city of the continental United States with a population of more than 50,000 residents, and has the most drive-thru espresso stands per capita in the nation. 

Leaving Portland (Again)

I've been watching Russ's northern adventure unfold over the past few weeks and it looks like he's well on his way to reaching the Arctic Circle.  My adventure begins in Portland, OR and will take me on a different route.