Placid & Chenamus Lakes Hike

I’m pretty sure I say this every time we head up to Indian Heaven……We just love it up here. There is something magical (cliche? maybe, but so true) about Indian Heaven. We’ve done Thomas to Blue Lake the most. Then there is Eastern Crater TH up to Lemei Lake, Lake Wapiki or Indian Heaven Racetrack….

Rhodes Trip 2022 – Lodging

I briefly mentioned in the last post about the campsites, cabins and houses we stayed in during Rhodes Trip 2022. We mostly stayed in Federal or State-run campgrounds with only a few private lodging options. In general, my default is recreation.gov for federal sites in Washington and Oregon. As I started to map out our…

Rhodes Trip 2022 – Summary

Mia and I are now home. Our month-long vacation of #vanlife was a success. I don’t have much to complain about (minus two flat bike tires and a dog bite) and we definitely had an overall great time. By the numbers Rhodes Trip 2022 looked a bit like this: 8,728 miles traveled 17.8 MPG average…

Rhodes Trip 2022 – Halfway(ish)

We’re about halfway through our month long trip. It is amazing how fast the time has flown by. We did some fairly big mileage days just to get from Oregon to New Hampshire but we did manage to sneak in a few of the sights along the way. Not long into driving on day 2…

Sisters Weekend

Finally! A weekend with nice weather. Long overdue after the ridiculously wet spring we’ve been having. Mia texted me on Monday and said she wanted to get away for the weekend to Sisters. Who am I to argue with that request? We totally lucked out and the house that we have rented a few times…

Prepping

We are coming off the rainiest April on record here in Oregon. It’s been somewhat of a pain in the ass if I may be so blunt about it. Heck we even had snow earlier in the month that messed things up for a few days. I’ve been squeezing in rides outside when I can…