Trail: Alpine Baldy - Skykomish, Washington (Cascades To Sound Chapter)
Project Goal: Completion of Alpine Baldy Phase II backcountry loop.
Funds needed: $30,000
"Alpine Baldy is the very first mountain bike trail on U.S. Forest land in the Skykomish Ranger District. It’s also the highest elevation new trail that Evergreen has ever built topping out at 5,000 feet. There are epic views from an alpine meadow and access to a hiking trail with even bigger 360-degree views. We’re already funded to get the out and back but these funds would allow us to finish a complete loop through the backcountry. This is a key part of the growth of mountain biking in the Skykomish Valley." – Mike Westra, Evergreen Trails Director
Local rider perspective:
"Alpine Baldy is just gorgeous. There aren’t too many rides where you get to go high up into the alpine. To be up there and get that mountain breeze–it’s just a different feel from a lot of other rides around here. To me, it’s really exciting to have another venue off Highway 2 for mountain biking." – Russ Peterson, local rider and Team Epic member