3 - 5 September 2014
The next morning we got up to better weather so we hit the road towards Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. From Kalispell Mount Rainier is almost 600 miles away, so we knew we had one overnight stop. Were might there be breweries...Spokane...so Spokane it is for the next overnight stop. But first...there are a few breweries on the way to Spokane:
We got to our hotel in Spokane pretty late since we did stop at three breweries before getting there, so we only had time to go to one brewery in town:
We managed to get to the campground at Mount Rainer just before dark. Now that it is after Labor Day we figured it wouldn't be too hard to find a campsite...but we were wrong...all 112 campsites were taken. So, we caught a glimpse of Mount Rainier and set off thinking that we would have to ride all the way into the closest town (which wasn't so close) and not be able to return the next day.
Then, about 5 miles after we left the park, we saw a National Forest Campground were we were able to pitch our tent with the plan to return to Mount Rainier the next day. The cool part of this campground was that it was on the side of an active runway of Ranger Creek State Airport. We didn't see any planes landing, but Tim was excited by the possibility.
Total States Visited: 15 (New one: Washington)
Total Breweries Visited: 35 (New ones: Kalispell, Kootenai River, Mad Bomber, Selkirk Abbey, 12 String, No-Li, Iron Horse)
Total Miles Ridden: 6,333