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NORTHWEST PASSAGE -- Missoula, MT to Seattle, WA, June, 1979

Total Miles: 1400
Miles/Day: 50
Days Riding: 28
Group Size: 11
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 30 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 95%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Ken Russell; Purchasing Agent, Member UNITED STATES

Summary: Experiemental Bikecentennial trip to extend the Great Parks North from Jasper on to Seattle. Group of 10 pedaled north from Missoua through the Canadian Rockies then south through Kamloops and Victoria, BC. Ferried to Port Angeles, WA and then into Seattle; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? Leader for Adventure Cycling trip

Health Issues: None

Motivation: It sounded interesting to explore a new route though beautiful country

Most Challenging Aspect:Working with 10 people to agree on a good route with low traffic, and still get to the destination on time

Favorite Experience: Wonderful fresh fruit in the Flathead Valley. The group being photographed by National Geographic while riding in 3" of new snow in Jasper National Park.

Least Favorite: Getting my first flat tire of the trip just seven miles from the end. It was a great trip.

Tips: A group can work as a democracy and reach good decisions.

Date Entered: Oct, 2013

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