Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Forest Service Road 23 skidoo

If you sliced open the belly of the Olympic peninsula this is what it would look like inside. Taken from donkey creek road (the 22 road). 
My mission: to find the 23 road and ride it all the way to the hood canal. I wanted to avoid Aberdeen and all that, and ride some dirt all the while finding a direct route from the city to the ocean. Despite what this bullshit map might lead you to believe, it's actually quite easy.
The route is easy. Not the climbs. The climbs are hard. I dumped my bike during the first pass. I stayed up, but apparently f'd up my rear pannier. You can't tell from the pic, but that's a damn steep hill.
Back in civilization. Turn on the cell phone. Start planning the next trip. 

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