This is the first time I've used this tent. I'm glad a practiced setting it up yesterday.
Setup was easier the second time. I was worried about sleeping, but I shouldn't have been.
I was exhausted from the 522 miles ride in the 90+°F heat. I did wake up a few times to noises, but went right back to sleep getting 9 hours.
That really helped with the 390 miles of the 2nd day.
Summary of Thu Jun 24
Google said 10 hours
I finished in ~11 hours including stops
low temperature 75°F at 4000ft near the The Loup Loup Ski Bowl on highway 20
high temperatture 97°F for much of the day
4 goals achieved
WA7 Stonehenge WW-I Memorial
WA8 Palouse Falls State Park
WA4 Chief Joseph Rest Area
WA2 North Cascades Smoke Jumper Base
spent my first night camping in a hammock tent in an unoffical campsite
Blown left front fork seal is spewing oil on the brakes and undercarriage
With very careful extremem battery management, I made it home.
Google Maps is tricky to use in low power mode as it keeps throwing away your route and won't recalculate without a network connection. This makes navigation in the boonies sketchy.
Summary of Fri Jun 25
Discovered a divine bakery: The Cinnamon Twisp
Google said 8.5 hours
I finished in ~9 hours including stops
temperature was 81°F at 7:00am
low temperature 75°F at in the mountains behind Mt. St. Helens on NF-25
snow on the ground in the pass with 89°F air temp
high temperature 97°F for much of the day
The Multistrada blew a fork seal hitting road heaves on NF-25
My new favorite road is NF-25 from Packwood to Cougar
but the whole day was spectacular riding