Sol Duc Hike, Bike and Bus Training

  I'm so spoiled to get to Train in such a perfect environment.  While others in the City are in a constant stare at the wall; walking on the Treadmill.  I'm blessed to get to train in the Olympic National Park and National Forest.  Most of my thoughts and inspirations come to mind while spending time alone in the Great Outdoors.

  I am in the need to get my 'Biker Legs', since I plan on using mine for 'Trailhead Service' in some up coming Adventures.  After a 20 mile Trail Day; I would like to be able to bike out for another 20 miles.  Doing this without it killing me is the Goal.

  All of this is part of my Training for 30+ Days in the Olympics and 2013 Pacific Crest Trail Adventures.  Where I will be walking for distance every single day.

  To add to the bliss; the whole adventure cost me $3 + Food.



Elevation Training:
  Quick afternoon Hike with 4 miles of Switchbacks.  It rained the whole time, so there weren't any views this day.  The trail lead to an old Fire Watch Tower over the Sol Duc River.





Kloshe Nanitch Lookout
Kloshe Nanitch Lookout






Bike/Hike Training:
  The next day looking at the weather forecast for the area it was to hit the high temperatures of 39 degrees. So I knew that bringing my Winter Gear would be helpful.  I didn't want to freeze on my Bike ride mainly.

  Cold Weather layering was very helpful since I encountered Rain, Scattered Sun and even some Hail.  Being in such an Enchanting Environment made all that worth it.



bicycle sol duc road
Biking the Sol Duc to the Falls




Enjoy this video from the Adventure:






  Tomorrow morning I leave for a 4 day Bus/Bike/Backpack Adventure.  Where my primary focus will be to Video/Photograph the Black Bear and Roosevelt Elk.

  I will be using the Gossamer Gear Spinnshelter as my 'Hotel'; with no bug net or walls.  So hopefully I don't wake up to the Critters using my Feet as a Salt Lick.  Hehe