Woolrich, whose apparel has been worn by explorers and adventurers since 1830, has teamed up with Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe of adventure outfitter West America on an epic motorcycle odyssey from Whistler, BC to Patagonia and back. The duo will be wearing Woolrich apparel while documenting their trip and have developed a capsule of apparel inspired by the journey. Below is the first report from the road.
After a week of freezing our buns off in the high cascades of oregon, we finally found ourselves loosing some layers. It was great to no longer feel like marsh mallows on bikes.
As we left Medford, Oregon in the dark to search for a camp site on the California border, we knew the road ahead was going to be new for both of us. Neither of us had ever explored the Trinity National Forest that lyes between the coastal 101 hwy and the I5. After getting lost in the dark country roads outside of Medford we finally found a quiet spot to rest for the night.
The morning brought blue skies and the excitement of seeing some new terrain. It wasn’t long before we hit dirt roads leading into the mountains. For hundreds of miles nothing but nature and small homesteads dotted the countryside, with clear beautiful rivers taunting us to get in. The roads where narrow, one curve into another, never going straight, constantly moving the bike under you, the type of roads that you dream about at night.
One of the best parts of traveling through this area late in the fall is that no one is around. The RVs are parked for the winter and you have the whole area to yourself. We arrived at ruth lake late in the night and found the campsite all to ourselves. A quick meal on the stove warmed our bodies for another chili night.
Today would have us pointing the bikes west for the coast with hopes of making it down highway 1
to meet friends in San Francisco and wash off a weeks worth of road grime form our bodies.
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