Aside from Arizona, which has been given its own summary section, we did very little cycling in the southwest. We bounced around between tons of visits and music and also did some great hiking.
California (19 nights: Oct 9-16; Oct 18-31)
|Distance cycled:||45 mi / 72 km / 292,431 RJP|
|Elevation gained:||785 ft / 239 m|
|Elevation lost:||639 ft / 195 m|
Our time in California can be divided into two distinct periods: Humboldt County and SF+.
We drove down to Humboldt County from Oregon for a long-overdue family visit after many years of absence. We stayed with my uncle with six of his seven kids in a doublewide trailer. It was chaos. It was amazing.
One of the benefits of using a krr was that we had time to take a short backpacking trip which we’d been jonesing for since we left the Olympics. We chose the Lost Coast Wilderness, and WOW! The drive there is the first part of the adventure as you take a curvy, dilapidated road over some steep hills and drop straight down to the coast. We were only able to make a two-night in and out trip due to weather, but we were touched by this place and intend to return to hike the full length.
The SF part of our trip was a mixture of friends, family and music. Most of the rest of my CA family lives around SF, so we were able to have some nice visits. Phish conveniently scheduled their fall tour around our plans, so we were able to see the three-night run there and we even got one of my old classmates to go to a show, which he seemed to enjoy. One of Brandy’s goals for the trip was to go to a west coast music festival and we were able to check that one off the list with the Hangtown Halloween Ball.
I had been to SF three times in my life, but had never actually “visited” it rather than just passing through. I finally put that to rest with this visit and got to enjoy the city. It didn’t woo me while I was there (I think the crazy gentrification and housing prices were always in my head), but I think back now and realize that it is indeed a special place. I was also disappointed with the cycling there, but not surprised considering the stupid court-ordered moratorium on infrastructure that was only recently lifted. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by how much they had managed to do in such a short time since the moratorium. I was very impressed with how much cycling infrastructure was available in the surrounding areas as well. Oakland was particularly great for riding, but we also rode through the silicon suburbs when we went to visit my aunt and I was pleased to see how nice it was to ride there and how easy it was to bring bikes on the Caltrain.
Nevada (4 nights: Oct 31-Nov 4)
|Distance cycled:||50 mi / 80 km / 324,923 RJP|
|Elevation gained:||2,379 ft / 725 m|
|Elevation lost:||2,733 ft / 833 m|
I don’t have much to say about Nevada. I have driven all over that state and love it. We spent the bulk of this time partying it up with our friends in a house we rented for the Halloween Phish shows in Vegas. The drive to Vegas was beautiful, like the rest of Nevada. I was impressed by how nice it was to cycle in Vegas. It’s difficult to use the bike for transport because everything is so spread out, but the roads are so over-engineered that there is plenty of space for all the traffic in most places so we felt comfortable riding as we left town. There were some very nice multi-use trails as we got further out of town. We did NOT ride on the Strip, which is a horrible krr-oriented hellhole. It’s a hassle to get anywhere, especially on foot. It is specifically designed so that you either never leave the casino complex you’re staying in, or you take a taxi everywhere. I really can’t figure out why people love this place so much, but with great friends and great music, it wasn’t tough to have a great time.
After a long train ride out West, we spent some great times traveling around Washington, British Columbia and Oregon by train, bike, bus, krr, boat, foot and dogsled. Ok, not the last one. We met lots of friends, old and new, and spent time in stunning natural beauty.
Idaho (Aug 29) Transit only
We passed through Idaho on the train to Seattle.
Washington (15 nights: Aug 29-Sep 3; Sep 8-18)
|Distance cycled:||326 mi / 524 km / 2,117,849 RJP|
|Elevation gained:||15,147 ft / 4,617 m|
|Elevation lost:||15,129 ft / 4,611 m|
Our route took us from Seattle up to Vancouver Island, British Columbia via the San Juan Islands, back to Seattle and then around the Olympic Peninsula. We cycled through incredible beauty in Washington and met really great people there. We also had some of the more challenging days of our trip so far in that state, both physically and mentally. We added the Olympic Mountains to our growing “must revisit with more time” list, but do not really recommend cycling the Olympic Peninsula. I had been looking forward to that ride for quite a while, but in the end it did not deliver. It was a nice ride, but the scenic views were too few and far between to be worth putting up with the absolutely horrible log truck drivers. These guys to date constitute the very worst group of people we have encountered on our trip, by a very wide margin. We felt in danger the entire time we were there and it is only a matter of time before someone is killed by their willful negligence.
We chose the perfect time to visit western Washington because the rains had not yet started and there was an unbelievable amount of apples, pears and especially blackberries available for picking on the side of the road.
The ferries throughout the San Juan Islands were a nice treat, although we didn’t see any whales. Orcas Island claimed both of our brake failures. On a steep downhill, Brandy lost a screw, which dropped the pad it was supposed to hold in place. This is a serious design failure in some otherwise excellent brakes. Luckily she was able to find the pad and poached a screw from another, less crucial spot. I had a brake cable snap while coming down a very large hill. Luckily I had been on the road previously and knew I could coast it out without worrying about some busy junction or crazy potholes. I would find out in a couple months that I had made a serious rookie mistake of not investigating why it snapped (hint: that should never happen).
British Columbia (5 nights: Sep 3-8)
|Distance cycled:||85 mi / 136 km / 549,770 RJP|
|Elevation gained:||2,155 ft / 657 m|
|Elevation lost:||2,178 ft / 664 m|
We had a short, but sweet visit to Vancouver Island. The cycling was fantastic and almost entirely on trails. Our host in Sooke, Justin had been a Couchsurfing guest of ours in NYC back in 2013 right after we first decided to take this trip. We stayed at his parent’s beautiful B & B / blacksmith shop and had a good time catching up.
Victoria is a cute, but pricey town where we had the best sushi of our lives and our first intro to bike polo! I think this town has some good soul, but we just weren’t there long enough to get too far into it. My cousin came down to meet us and we took a krr trip out to the isolated tourist town of Port Renfrew. Everyone says this part of the island is incredibly beautiful. It is definitely pretty, but I was a bit underwhelmed, perhaps because the coast here is so much like Lake Superior so the scenery was not much of anything new for me. We got some more time with BIG trees, which is always magical.
Vancouver Island is HUGE. We only got to see a tiny part of it. Hopefully we’ll get a chance for further exploration in the future.
Oregon (23 nights: Sep 18-Oct 9; Oct 16-18)
|Distance cycled:||215 mi / 346 km / 1,398,469 RJP|
|Elevation gained:||4,340 ft / 1,323 m|
|Elevation lost:||7,926 ft / 2,416 m|
I had not been back to Oregon since I lived there in 2008, so I was excited to come back to this place I loved, but I was also nervous that it might have changed, or I might have changed or my expectations would prove ruinous in one way or another. I am happy to report that Oregon withstood the scrutiny. Portland was as comfortable and welcoming as ever. I was a bit disappointed to find that the city seemed to have stagnated a bit in terms of cycling infrastructure and ridership. Portland was still high on its early cycling successes when I lived there and there was so much optimism about capturing an even greater share of travel. They hadn’t backshifted, thankfully, but there did not seem to be much new, aside from a sweet car-free bridge they were about to open. People I spoke with in the industry seemed a bit disheartened about some negative governmental changes and lack of energy. The low-hanging fruit has been picked and the momentum doesn’t seem to have been enough to take it to the next level. Nevertheless, it is still an awesome city for cycling. I was not at all surprised after six years living in New York to find Portland much smaller and quieter than I remember.
I was not at all let down in the brewery department. There are tons of good ones and we even took a brewery bike crawl one day. On the west coast I discovered that it’s not that I don’t like IPAs, I just don’t like crappy, stale East Coast IPAs. The difference is night and day. On the flipside, IPAs are great on the West Coast, but the diversity seems to be a bit limited. Everyone makes great IPAs, but not much else. It could be worse though, it could be 1976 and everyone could be making light American lagers only.
We also made it down to Bend, and so did our bikes despite being strapped to the top of a Ford Focus. The town was a little more car-oriented than I expected, but we had a nice time, and again, the breweries did not disappoint. The ride over the mountains to Corvallis was spectacular and we got some hot springs action.
We had been looking forward to cycling the coast down to visit my family in Humboldt County, CA, but when we compared the timeframe with the distance, it was looking like we’d have to do some heavy pedaling and I was starting to have some pain that couldn’t be ignored. When my friend Araby offered us the use of her krr AND said she’d go with us to the Phish show in Eugene, it was a done deal. I realized that I probably would not have enjoyed cycling the coast too much anyway. There is too much tourist traffic, not enough shoulders and not enough views. I think the way to see it would be to hike the Oregon Coast Trail and I intend to do that someday. The sea has captured my affection on this trip in a way it never has in the past. Although I consider Humboldt County to be part of the Pacific Northwest in spirit, it’s still in California, so I will lump it in with my Southwest summary.
My conviction that Oregon is a very special place has been reinforced. We had an incredible time checking out some new parts, drinking delicious beer and best of all, reconnecting with some great friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. I have also had my conviction reinforced that krr travel is for the birds. It could be great for certain things (like Phish tour!) and some of my greatest childhood memories are of grand road trips out west. These are the trips that started it all for me! But man, sitting in a krr driving around just sucks the life out of me these days. It puts me into a state of hypnosis where I just float unconsciously from one place to another. The air is stale, even with the windows rolled down, there is no connection to the places we pass through and I become insanely tired for no reason at all. After all the cycling touring I have come to realize just how much of the experience of a place is missed when boxed in.
New York (24 nights: May 2-7; May 16-19; Jun 24-27; Jul 1-14)
|Distance cycled:||123 mi / 198 km / 799,961 RJP|
|Elevation gained:||3,845 ft / 1,172 m|
|Elevation lost:||4,063 ft / 1,238 m|
Naturally we started our trip in New York. Although homeless now, we used NYC as our home base for travel and concerts until mid-July when we finally got the hell out of there. We rode around the city quite a bit, but I only included miles to and from the train station and the Phish shows at Randall’s Island. We also did a mini-tour between a festival in Vermont and some shows upstate.
New Jersey (1 night: May 7; May 16; May 19-20; Jun 24)
We were in New Jersey several times, passing through to/from Virginia or the Newark airport. We spent one night there before catching our flight to Hawaii.
Pennsylvania (May 7; May 16; Jul 14) Transit only
We passed through Pennsylvania on our way to/from Virginia as well as on the train to Ohio.
Maryland (May 7; May 16) Transit only
We passed through Maryland on our way to/from Virginia.
West Virginia (May 7; May 16) Transit only
We passed through West Virginia on our way to/from Virginia.
Virginia (7 nights: May 7-16)
Our first trip out of New York was to visit Brandy’s folks in Virginia and drop off a vanload of crap we decided to keep. We did no cycling in Virginia. We drove through the night on the way back. That night is not attributed to any state.
North Carolina – Lewis only (1 night: May 13-14)
I took a day trip down to Raleigh and Chapel Hill to visit a friend while Brandy stayed behind to finish some sewing projects. I ate good BBQ, went to a brewery and did no bicycling.
Georgia (1 night: May 20-21)
We were stranded in Atlanta after we missed our connection to Hawaii, until we remembered that my cousin, Matt had just moved there. Luckily he had randomly chosen to take the day off work and we had a nice surprise visit with Matt and his family.
Hawaii (33 nights: May 21-Jun 23)
|Distance cycled:||36 mi / 58 km / 232,645 RJP|
|Elevation gained:||1,542 ft / 470 m|
|Elevation lost:||1,542 ft / 470 m|
We were lucky enough to come across some insanely cheap tickets to Hawaii in the months leading up to our trip. In the past we’d skipped similar deals because it just didn’t seem right to go there for only a week. Finally! We’d have enough time to give Hawaii our full attention. We spent over a month there and visited all but one of the populated islands open to the public. The people we met were incredible and showed us that the aloha spirit is still alive. Each island is unique and magnificent in its own way and we absolutely intend to return, possibly to live. We only did a small amount of cycling, on crappy rental bikes on the very bike-able island of Molokai. The bikes were in such poor condition that I broke several spokes on mine.
We paid for accommodations for 11 of our nights there, including 5 nights of backpacking on the Na Pali Coast. Our 19 nights of camping ranged from squatting with a homeless guy in Kona who claimed to be the deposed king of Hawaii to some of the most beautiful spots we have ever been. Of those, 13 nights were on the seashore.
Vermont (4 nights: Jun 27-Jul 1)
|Distance cycled:||68 mi / 109 km / 438,646 RJP|
|Elevation gained:||4,101 ft / 1,250 m|
|Elevation lost:||5,016 ft / 1,529 m|
|Ass kicked by bike:||1 time|
There was time for one last festival with our buddies Austin & Elyza. The Frendly (sic) Gathering in Vermont attracted a much younger crowd than other festivals, but was a good time nonetheless. The festival fit in logistically well with the Phish three-night run at Saratoga Springs so we made a small cycle tour out of it. The Green Mountains were our first true climbing with loaded bikes. Just getting to the festival entrance was challenging enough, but we were shocked to learn that there were another seven miles and 900 feet of elevation gain to get from the check-in to the actual festival. The choice of riding or taking the yellow school bus was easy and provided some unearned downhill coasting when we left the fest on Sunday. Perhaps to pay us back our insolence, the road hypnotized Brandy to forget to unclip from the pedals going into the campground that night and she toppled over onto her poor knee. It was pretty bashed up, but luckily it was superficial and she was able to ride the next day. Sleeping arrangements ran the gamut on this ride: state park, free camping next to a creek in the woods, escaping a storm in our tent behind the house of a friendly jogger, Warm Showers hosts, stealth camping behind an Amtrak station.
Well, we’re back in the USA for the summer. What better time than now to finally post the summary of our travels in the USA last year?
What follows contains excessive quantification of our activities from my last day at work, May 2nd, 2014 until we crossed the border to Mexico at Douglas, Arizona / Agua Prieta, Sonora on Christmas Eve, 2014. I kept track of a bunch of random useless information with respect to our cycling, sleeping, breweries visited, transit used and other stuff so put on your nerdiest glasses and get ready for the good times. I have broken it into the following posts:
This post contains our overall numbers for USA/Canada for a bunch of different categories. The regional posts contain brief-ish reviews of what we did in each state and some photos.
We entered 24 US states and 1 Canadian province, but 3 of those were drive-thru and 5 were train-thru:
– New York (May 2-7; May 16-19; Jun 24-27; Jul 1-14)
– New Jersey (May 7; May 16; May 19-20; Jun 24)
– Pennsylvania (May 7; May 16; Jul 14) Transit only
– Maryland (May 7; May 16) Transit only
– West Virginia (May 7; May 16) Transit only
– Virginia (May 7-16)
– North Carolina – Lewis only (May 13-14)
– Georgia (May 20-21)
– Hawaii (Jun 21-23)
– Vermont (Jun 27-Jul 1)
– Ohio (Jul 15)
– Michigan (Jul 15-17)
– Indiana (Jul 17) Transit only
– Illinois (Jul 17-22)
– Wisconsin (Jul 22-Aug 27)
– Minnesota (Aug 27-28) Transit only
– North Dakota (Aug 28) Transit only
– Montana (Aug 28-29) Transit only
– Idaho (Aug 29) Transit only
– Washington (Aug 29-Sep 3; Sep 8-18)
– British Columbia (Sep 3-8)
– Oregon (Sep 18-Oct 9; Oct 16-18)
– California (Oct 9-16; Oct 18-31)
– Nevada (Oct 31-Nov 4)
– Arizona (Nov 4-Dec 24)
We cycle toured in 12 states: New York, Hawaii, Vermont, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona; and 1 province: British Columbia. This brings our state cycle touring total up to 17, with the inclusion of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Maine and one duplicate, Wisconsin from previous tours.
|Total USA & Canada Cycling|
|Distance cycled||2,080 mi / 3,347 km / 13,516,150 Ron Jeremy Penises (RJP)|
|Elevation gained||62,106 ft / 18,930 m|
|Elevation lost||64,608 ft / 19,693 m|
|Paid (inc. camping)||43|
|Drove All Night||1|
We were in a bed almost half of the nights of our trip, which seems crazy when I look at it, but it makes sense considering how much we visited friends and family. The hammock nights were woefully few because we kept chasing autumn down the west coast and nights were a bit too chilly. Luckily we were able to dust them off once we got to the coast of Mexico.
We spent the most nights with friends (thanks guys!), including a handful of nights with friends of friends. We had no specific host on 82 nights, but this category is varied because it includes wild camping, park camping, hotels and hostels. Family put us up for 39 nights, which is actually a bit less than I thought it would be.
Other Miscellaneous Crap
Here is some more miscellaneous crap we kept track of.
|River / Stream||12|
Yes, I know camping in arroyos is foolish, but it’s also the best place to camp for every other point aside from being washed away in the night.
We would have loved to have way more fires than that, but I’m pretty conservative about the conditions in which I’ll build one, especially in the desert. The backpacking nights come from four hikes: Na Pali Coast; Pololu Valley (I barely count this because it was a 45-minute hike in and out); Lost Coast Wilderness; and Superstition Wilderness. All four of these places demolish anywhere else I have backpacked in amazingness factor. Most of the 23 concerts are Phish, but we did also see Primus on the Primus and the Chocolate Factory tour, which was one of the best concerts I’ve seen. Two weekend music festivals make four nights and very good times. Mosquitoville nights are nights where the mosquitoes are “out of control” and are not good times until you’re in your hammock laughing maniacally watching the bastards bouncing off the net.
We spent 38 nights on public land (5 in official Wilderness Areas). Below is the breakdown by agency or type.
|Public Land Management Entity||Nights|
|Other state land||1|
Ethan Allen Express: Saratoga Springs, NY-NYC
Lakeshore Limited: NYC-Toledo, OH
Wolverine: Jackson, MI-Chicago, IL
Empire Builder: Columbus, WI-Seattle, WA
Coast Starlight: Eugene, OR-Oakland, CA
California Zephyr: Richmond, CA-Truckee, CA
Metra Union Pacific North: Clybourn Station Chicago, IL-Kenosha, WI
Sounder: Seattle, WA-Everett, WA
BART: Oakland, CA<->Berkeley, CA
BART: San Francisco, CA-Richmond, CA
Caltrain: Bayshore Station San Francisco, CA-Palo Alto, CA
Caltrain: San Jose, CA-22nd Street Station San Francisco, CA
East River Ferry: Wall St-Greenpoint (home from my last day of work)
East River Ferry: Randall’s Island Special
Washington State Ferries: Anacortes, WA-Orcas, WA
Washington State Ferries: Orcas, WA-Friday Harbor, WA
Washington State Ferries: Friday Harbor, WA-Sydney, BC
Washington State Ferries: Sydney, BC-Anacortes, WA
Washington State Ferries: Clinton, WA-Mukilteo, WA
Washington State Ferries: Edmonds, WA-Kingston, WA (on a bus)
San Francisco Bay Ferry: Alameda, CA-San Francisco, CA
Kauai County Bus: Lihue, HI-Hanalei, HI
Kauai County Bus: Hanalei, HI-Kapaa, HI
Kauai County Bus: Kapaa, HI-Lihue, HI
Hawaii Island Hele-On Bus: Kona, HI-Hilo, HI-Pahoa, HI
TheBus: Pupukea, HI-Honolulu, HI
Olympic Bus Lines Dungeness Line: Seattle, WA-Port Angeles, WA
The Wave (Tillamook County): Tillamook, OR-Portland, OR
*I believe that all of these but the Dungeness Line are operated as local, fixed-route bus services, but I am categorizing them as intercity because of the distances.
We had our bicycles with us for the most part, so generally did not use local public transit, despite my professional interest. However, we did use local transit in the following cities:
Atlanta, GA (rail)
Chicago, IL (bus & rail)
Milwaukee, WI (bus)
Phoenix, AZ (rail, we tried to use the bus, but after three passed us with full bike racks, we just rode the 25 miles)
These are all trails we rode on for more than some short, half-assed amount. What that cutoff means is chosen arbitrarily of course.
|East River Trail||New York||Manhattan|
|University Parks Trail||Ohio||Toledo|
|Centennial Trail||Ohio||Toledo area|
|Pike Bike Trail||Wisconsin||Kenosha|
|County Bike Trail||Wisconsin||Kenosha & Racine Counties|
|Root River Pathway||Wisconsin||Racine|
|MRK Trail||Wisconsin||Racine County|
|WE Energies Trail||Wisconsin||Racine County|
|Oak Leaf Trail||Wisconsin||Milwaukee County|
|Ozaukee Interurban Trail||Wisconsin||Ozaukee County|
|Eisenbahn State Trail||Wisconsin||Washington County|
|Sheboygan Interurban Trail||Wisconsin||Sheboygan County|
|Friendship Trail||Wisconsin||Calumet County|
|Fox River Trail||Wisconsin||Calumet & Brown Counties|
|Wiouwash Trail||Wisconsin||Shawano County|
|Mountain Bay Trail||Wisconsin||Shawano County|
|51/29 Trail||Wisconsin||Marathon County|
|Green Circle Trail||Wisconsin||Portage County|
|Wisconsin River Trail||Wisconsin||Wood County|
|Southwest Commuter Path||Wisconsin||Dane County|
|Badger State Trail||Wisconsin||Dane County|
|Capital City Trail||Wisconsin||Madison|
|Highway 2 Bike Path||Washington||Snohomish County|
|Centennial Trail||Washington||Snohomish & Skagit Counties|
|Tommy Thompson Trail||Washington||Skagit County|
|Lochside Regional Trail||British Columbia||Vancouver Island|
|Galloping Goose Trail||British Columbia||Vancouver Island|
|Interurban Trail||Washington||Snohomish & King Counties|
|Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop||Washington||Seattle|
|Olympic Discovery Trail||Washington||Clallam County|
|Waterfront Park Trail||Oregon||Portland|
|(San Francisco) Bay Trail||California||San Mateo County|
|Guadalupe River Trail||California||Santa Clara County|
|The Wiggle*||California||San Francisco|
|Pioneer Trail||California||Nevada County|
|I-225 East Beltway Trail||Nevada||Vegas Area|
|St. Rose Parkway Trail||Nevada||Vegas Area|
|Amargosa Trail||Nevada||Vegas Area|
|UPRR Trail||Nevada||Vegas Area|
|Arrowhead Trail||Nevada||Vegas Area|
|River Mountains Loop Trail||Nevada||Vegas Area|
|Arizona Canal Trail||Arizona||Phoenix|
|Sun Circle Trail||Arizona||Phoenix Area|
|Other unnamed canal trails||Arizona||Phoenix Area|
*Note that the Wiggle isn’t really a trail, but it’s cool enough to mention here. It is a signed route that “wiggles” through many blocks to follow the best grade east/west to reach the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park.
Breweries & Other Alcoholeries
We also visited the following breweries and makers of other fine alcoholic substances. I’ve noted where we filled a growler, just because.
|Dirk the Norseman||New York||Brooklyn|
|Brooklyn Brewery||New York||Brooklyn|
|Crank Arm Brewing Company||North Carolina||Raleigh|
|Kona Brewing Company||Hawaii||Kona|
|Grand River Marketplace||Michigan||Jackson (growler)|
|Haymarket Pub & Brewery||Illinois||Chicago|
|Saint Francis Brewing Co.||Wisconsin||St. Francis|
|Sprecher Brewing Co.||Wisconsin||Milwaukee|
|Red Eye Brewing Co.||Wisconsin||Wausau|
|Bull Falls Brewery||Wisconsin||Wausau (growler)|
|Hydro Street Brewing Co.||Wisconsin||Columbus (growler)|
|Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub||British Columbia||Victoria|
|Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery||British Columbia||Sooke|
|Astoria Brewing Company||Oregon||Astoria|
|Nehalem Bay Winery||Oregon||Nehalem|
|Hopworks Bike Bar||Oregon||Portland|
|Hair of the Dog Brewing Co.||Oregon||Portland|
|Base Camp Brewing Company||Oregon||Portland|
|Crux Fermentation Project||Oregon||Bend|
|Deschuttes Brewing Company||Oregon||Bend|
|Block 15 Brewing Co.||Oregon||Corvallis|
|Flat Tail Brewing||Oregon||Corvallis|
|Lost Coast Brewery & Café||California||Eureka|
|Redwood Curtain Brewing Company||California||Arcata|
|Rock Wall Wine Co.||California||Alameda|
|Magnolia Brewing Co.||California||San Francisco|
|Southern Pacific Brewing||California||San Francisco|
|Mother Bunch Brewing||Arizona||Phoenix|
|Prescott Brewing Co.||Arizona||Prescott|
|Beaver Street Brewery||Arizona||Flagstaff|
|Hops and Vines Winery||Arizona||Sonoita|
|Hannah’s Hill Winery||Arizona||Sonoita|
I could go into all sorts of additional detail with crazy maps and reviews and plenty of other crap, but I’m going to leave what remains of my eyeballs in my skull and leave it at that. The next post will begin the less detailed state summaries. The first will be the East Coast & Hawaii (Hawaii included because it was sandwiched in time by the East Coast).