Three Sport Loop: Lake Chelan – Washington Pass – Methow and Columbia Vallys (aka The “Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse” Tour)

We recently completed an awesome loop trip in the east and north Cascades. We kayaked from Manson (near Chelan) to Stehekin, hiked through to Highway 20, and then cycled from there back to our start in Manson. Mileages were 46, 21, and 105 respectively, totaling 172. We didn’t rush and did the trip in 8 days (could be done shorter or longer). I enthusiastically recommend this trip if you like to combine multiple sports and get a good weather window (especially for the paddling portion). Watching the landscape slowly change from desert to mountains and back is a big highlight of this route as well. Click here for the full set of pictures. 
Day 0 was a driving day (not included in the 8). We dropped our bikes and biking gear in the woods above the Bridge Creek trailhead (locked to a tree with a tarp on top) and drove to Chelan to take care of last minute things. We stored our car at Mill Bay Marine ($5/day) in Manson where Andrea was a huge help to us. Logistics of this and the kayak r…