Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tonasket to Okanogan

July 21
Short day today. We went only far enough to get to the base of the next climb - Loup Loup Pass. We were worried about hot weather today, so we started early and made plans on where to hang out in Okanogan until our rooms would be ready. 

We had 30 miles to ride, mostly downhill with a gentle tailwind. We were on the highway for a while, but later we travelled an empty backroad with lovely scenery and no traffic. In a very short time we were in Okanogan. We had second breakfast in a very unassuming cafe located at the livestock yard. The food was delicious and the portions huge. What would you expect at a stockyard cafe?

After we refueled we headed to the Okanogan County Historic Museum. This is an exceptionally nice museum with a lot of displays on the local area. Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. 

We headed to the far end of town, to our motel. Our rooms were nearly ready. There is a Chinese-Mexican Restaurant on the premises, so that will take care of dinner. Tomorrow we go over Loup Loup Pass. 

Riding out of Tonasket along highway 20/97

 




Whirlygigs


7 comments:

  1. Loup Loup Pass, funny name. Not much info on the name on the interwebs...

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    1. It's an interesting name. I wonder if it's native american?

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  2. It's looking darn hot. How do you stay hydrated? Carrying camel baks or such?

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  3. Sagebrush and sand....... how I remember those sights.

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    1. I enjoy the sagebrush and sand, the expansive views. I don't think I'd like to live here full time though. :)

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  4. Three years ago, I stopped at Okanogan motel with a Chinese-Mexican restaurant. It was 112F and I was hot and dehydrated.

    The restaurant food was decent.

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    1. Probably the same place. There was a casino next door, but it's closed and a new, big one is opening in Omak. 112 is much too hot for anything but a car with AC. :)

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