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Loop Tour 2023 - Olympic Penincycle

Loop around the Olympic Penninsula and the Olympic Discovery Trail

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A repeat of the 2015 Loop Tour. All was going well until I crashed and broke my collarbone on day 7.

LT23 overview map
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View of Olympic mountains over Hood Canal
Riders getting ready to ride on the last day
Riding up a steep hill with Joe in the lead
Making it up the hill
On the bridge looking at the Elwah River
My hammock and my tent in the woods.
Some riders at the beach coming in to Port Angeles
Looking out at the Sol Duc River
Chuck making it up the first grade
Selfie in my tent with my arm in a sling
Mountain view at sunset
Nice view of the Olympics from the Discovery Trail
Riders posing on the bridge
Overlooking Port Ludlow
Selfie with tents
Selfie at Lake Cresent
Riders at the first ocean view of the tour
My bike in front of the store
Lining up to ford a river due to bridge construction
Riging throug a tunnel on the trail by Lake Crescent
On the river bridge
Looking out over our camp
Taking a break at a store on the coast.
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Route Date Miles Bike Buddies Notes
PA to Forks 65 Ravn LT1 Riders

This was the day we’ve been waiting for. Olympic Discovery Trail at its finest. Perfect day. 

PT to PA 65 Ravn

Gorgeous route on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Cool morning, sunny afternoon. 

Kitsap to Port Townsend SP 28 Ravn

Easier day, and I needed it. Cooler but the sun came out at camp. 
Traffic lightened up after the bridge. 

Shelton to Kitsap Memorial SP 63 Ravn

Really hard day. Over 3000’ of climbing with a lot over 10%. Perfect weather. Very scenic.  A lot of traffic.


Monsanto to Shelton 40 Ravn

Cool morning, warm afternoon. Rode mostly with Rick, Camdis, Joe, and Dan U

Felt great to be riding light.