8. December 2010 15:07
and Dirt Biking in the Pacific Northwest
The glaciers in Glacier National Park have drastically receded over the past 100 years, and they are continuing to disappear at an alarming rate. This summer, we headed to Montana in our RV with the hope of seeing some of those glaciers before they melted away completely.
Our route from California to Glacier National Park would take us through the Pacific Northwest, which is rumored to have some of the most incredible dirt biking trails. We brought along our dirt bikes so that we could explore some the OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) areas in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Ben and I were astounded by the tenacity with which Genevieve and Sebastian tackled the challenges we threw at them—gravel roads, ruts, sand, tree roots, steep hills and single track. Their self-confidence, as well as riding skills, increased immensely during our one-month journey.
On the way home, we experienced the wonder of the annual Stampede in Omak, Washington, stood before the largest waterfall in the world (now without any water), and hiked among thousand-year-old trees in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Click on the blue titles below for detailed photo-stories about our experiences.