Day 43 – Whistler, BC to Lincoln Beach, OR

Day 43 – Whistler, BC to Lincoln Beach, OR     10/02/10     Mileage:  487 

Today I was back on the gas and did nearly 500 miles despite the 2 hours it took to cross the border. The ride and scenery from Whistler to Vancouver down the “Sea to Sky Highway” was stunning and the road full of twists and turns. I’m not sure if I’ll ever want to ride in New Jersey again!  

Along the "Sea to Sky Highway between Whistler and Vancouver...


I would have stopped to take more pictures but the road is literally stuck to the side of the mountain most of the time and there just isn’t much room for many scenic overlooks or even to pull over. Once back in the US, I wailed down I-5 through Seattle and Portland, OR on my way to the Oregon coast and highway 101. No pictures there either as I’ve been to Seattle before and it was already nighttime in Portland. 

OK, I feel bad for not taking 1 picture of Seattle...


...or Portland. Maybe next time!


I pulled into a KOA and they wanted $26 for a patch of earth for my tent…so I told them to shove(el) it and I kept going. I ended up “poaching” a campsite at a small airport parking lot. It was already 11:30pm and it was all closed up, but I planned to get up early and beat it before anyone showed up in the morning. At least the price was right…

6 Responses to Day 43 – Whistler, BC to Lincoln Beach, OR

  1. John Durrua says:

    Two of my Favorite spots and NO PHOTOS 🙂
    Saw the photos of whistler…..
    Was up there… Glad I did not try to ride down

  2. Michelle says:

    Len, Sorry I missed you as you passed through the Seattle area. But the city offers little compared to the vistas and experiences you have had this past week. Thanks for posting the pics and commentary. Bon Voyage. Michelle

    • Lenny says:

      Hi Michelle! For some reason I had a bur in my butt to keep going…I didn’t even stop in Washington. I went from Whistler to the Oregon coast in one day. Sorry I passed by without stopping! Hopefully we can catch up another time! 🙂


  3. Mo Flynn says:

    Lenny – I’ve been following your blog for the last few weeks. Your pictures are amazing and your commentary, even better!! I feel like I’m “along for the ride” … what an amazing adventure you are taking!
    Be safe, enjoy and I look forward to seeing you upon your return. I’m writing this from Hunter, where we had a frost last night and the leaves are almost “beyond peak”! Getting ready to hike to the top shortly. However, nothing compared to what you are seeing.

    Take care,

    • Lenny says:

      Thanks Mo! I’m bummed to be missing out…this is a great time of the year to be up there! Take a few runs for me when the snow comes….there won’t be any where I’ll be!

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