Neither of us ever thought we would end up on a bikepacking trip on the other side of the world, but here we are planning our trip from Seattle to San Francisco, in collaboration with Ortlieb.
A very unpredicted and unusual setup for both of us with all the different aspects that comes with it, which makes this challenge such a tall glass of water. There are many elements that have to play well on this trip; gear, routes, routines, physical challenges, mental barriers and the list goes on. But that is why we do it, to face the music and enjoy whatever life hits us with.
Back in 2017, we talked about bikepacking for the fun of it, a trip through the fjords of Norway, but that never happened due to lack of time and money. One year later and we are facing one of our biggest challenges yet to come, how cray cray is that(!)
After a day of jetlaggin' in Seattle, on the 26th of June, we will be heading south-east into the mountains of Rainer Nat. Park and into the wild, at least to the point where there is a decrease in population. The journey continues into Portland for some sightseen and hopefully some fresh multi cups of joes.
We will then head back to the in-lands of Oregon State and ride towards Crater Lake and Klamaths Falls. We will then cross the border to California and aim for the majestic Yosemite National Park which will be our final big landmark. The route ends by riding over the desert into San Fransisco accumulating circa 2000km of riding over a 5 week period.