Archive for September, 2010

Barclay Lake

Monday, September 27th, 2010

This weekend the Steudel/Hunter/Ludders clan decided to take the kids on their first backpacking trip. Both kids (Samuel and Sabine) have done lots of camping and hiking, but never backpacking….the challenge being how to get both kids and all the gear to the destination. We decided to go to Barclay Lake off Rt. 2 since it was a short hike and we would be camping on a lake. We arrived at the trail head around 3pm and after packing everything up, we set off down the trail laden with kids and all our stuff!

With only one other group on the lake, we had the pick of our campsites. We took one right under the majestic Barclay Peak.

Saturday we hiked ~1.5 miles and climbed ~1500 ft to the next lake. It kicked our butts, but the Bine and Samuel didn’t seem to mind all the hard work! The kids slept well in the tents, enjoyed all the yummy food, threw lots of rocks into the lake and generally had a great time. Even some good rain on Sunday morning couldn’t keep us from having fun! Can’t wait for the next trip.

MS Bike Ride 2010

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Well another successful and fun year at the annual MS Bike ride. This year the weather wasn’t as cooperative as it’s been in the past, today it rained quite a bit on the bikers! The team this year was smaller, and consisted of Bebeth, Lisa, and Mikaela; Ray and Cynthia were virtual riders. The Bine and I were there for moral support! Mikaela biked over 30¬† miles the first day and Bebeth and Lisa did over 70 miles. The second day Bebeth and Lisa rode almost¬† 30 miles and finally called it a day after being soaked to the bone.

If anyone is interested in supporting Bebeth she’s just $89 dollars short of her $5,000 goal, you can go here to donate: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?px=4880159&fr_id=13100&pg=personal

Also if anyone is interested in riding next year let us know! We’re always looking for more team mates! It’s really well supported (rest stops with food, drinks, and bathrooms every 10 miles) and there are multiple length routes you can do; first day ( 20,50, 70, 100) second day (50, 70). Over 2000 bikers come and ride and support the fight against MS. If you sign up all your meals are taken care of (breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus snacks). You get to ride across deception pass escorted by Harley Davidson riders!