Tom: We spent a long hour at Dan’s Market in Leavenworth then went to Cashmere to get back on the BDR route. We reached to top of Nahahum canyon and it was still clear, and beautiful, but getting ominous. There is a lot of rutty dirt between Burch Mtn and Chumstick, which luckily, was not wet. Once we got onto the gravel again fog and clouds came in and it started to pour, there was water running down the road, we kept catching up and running over little flashflood wavefronts on the 2-track. It was cold and wet, but luckily there was a warm dry cabin awaiting us about 10 miles ahead.
Chloe: The mud made riding up Chumstick Mountain pretty challenging and I was grateful for my little Honda. My Dad actually had more trouble than I did! The rain was coming down hard and I noticed in some places the water was rushing down the road at the same pace that we were. At this point all I could think about was a hot shower, a fire, and a hot cup of tea. The cold seemed unbearable and I could hardly feel my fingers to pull the clutch. I was thankful we didn’t have to camp in a tent that night.
Tom: Due to a spicing error, were forced to double the amount of burrito filling, thus ended up with way too much food.
Chloe: We decided on bean and chicken burritos (notice a theme here?) except my Dad “accidentally” dumped too much chili powder on the chicken and we had to dilute it with more chicken. That’s when my Dad came up with the idea of making extra burritos, wrapping them in tinfoil for the next day, and riding with them on the engines of our bikes to warm them up.