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Old 08-09-17, 06:29 AM   #101
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Spent a night there in '99 during my Northern Tier tour. Did you visit the Judy Garland museum? (I did not.). And can you still camp in a park in town? I distinctly remember the shower there. The stall was crawling with mold.
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Spent a night there in '99 during my Northern Tier tour. Did you visit the Judy Garland museum? (I did not.). And can you still camp in a park in town? I distinctly remember the shower there. The stall was crawling with mold.
We totally forgot to put the Judy Garland tour on our itinerary . We actually stayed behind a Lutheran church in town. That was our 125 mile day, so when we hit town we were pretty gassed. During dinner (Forest Lake Restaurant. I recommend it. We had breakfast there the next day as well.) I played the "pastor card" (I'm a Lutheran pastor in the Twin Cities) and called the local church to ask about hanging our hammocks on their grounds. Not only did we do that, but the pastor opened the church up for us so we could shower. It was great. Pretty little town.
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Ty and I have another short one coming up! We'll spend a few days biking from our house in Portland to Long Beach, Washington to attend the annual Washington State International Kite Festival. It's ~115 miles there and will rent a car to drive back after camping for 3 nights. August 21-28ish.
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My Eclipse Tour

On Friday, a week from now, I'm leaving my midtown Manhattan office with my loaded bike and getting on a bus that drives through the night to Greenville SC.

I will then do a three day tour, getting up into the Smokies, winding up back on a bus leaving Greenville Monday evening.

Monday afternoon I'll be somewhere in the path of the total eclipse. I haven't decided where I want to be for that.

I have to pack this weekend, decide what equipment I need....

I'd be happy to hear from anyone who knows the area (I do not).
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Up on top of a mountain called, Hedgehog Mountain right now, just made camp. I'm solo. The ECR made the climb no sweat. Nothing but snowmobile trails to get here, so kind of ragged.

I toted a drippy bag of ice up here, some vodka, vermouth, and a lemon for a martini. Its a little hazy, but there's still a view. I should really be drinking some Nuun right now instead of vodka, but wtf you only live once, right!
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Up on top of a mountain called, Hedgehog Mountain right now, just made camp. I'm solo. The ECR made the climb no sweat. Nothing but snowmobile trails to get here, so kind of ragged.juju

I toted a drippy bag of ice up here, some vodka, vermouth, and a lemon for a martini. Its a little hazy, but there's still a view. I should really be drinking some Nuun right now instead of vodka, but wtf you only live once, right!
Is that in the White Mts, NH?

Sounds idyllic. I'd definitely join you for a martini
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Is that in the White Mts, NH?
No, its in the western mid-state area.
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