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Diverted on the way up and cut a door for you on the way back!  :-)
08 | 08 | '20

Left the trailhead at 7am in a misty rain and 1/4 mile visibility. There wasn't going to be any awesome views today, just a wet ride. The dirt was well drained. The last report said the avalanche debris field was ridable but there must have been a...

Submitted by tomvale on 08/08/2020
Entrance Rock Waterfall
08 | 07 | '20

Thanks to JJ for leading me on three laps of Lower Predator this afternoon! By my third lap I sent all the features, there are some tricky drops and tech sections including a right hand switchback with a large drop right in the middle. Great trail...

Submitted by Bryan on 08/07/2020
CCDH Crux Rock
08 | 05 | '20

I rode the new Canyon Creek DH this morning, and Raging Tiger back up. CCDH is long with rooty technical gnar, some steep powdery switchbacks and a bermy flowy final section down to the river. I'd call this a blue plus or black minus, maybe dark b...

Submitted by Bryan on 08/05/2020
No Service Waiting Room
07 | 30 | '20

Met up with fellow Evergreen rider tomvale and did the Raging Lollipop. We just missed the opening of the new CCDH and Raging Tiger so will have to go back for that. Great morning on the trail, that lollipop is always a challenge for me! Poppin To...

Submitted by Bryan on 08/03/2020
A nice visit with the family residing in the South end.
08 | 02 | '20

Wanted to get a good baseline performance run on my gravel bike, over multiple terrain styles, before I order and install my Fox 32AX fork to mitiga...

Submitted by tomvale on 08/02/2020

Drove to the gate; posted as private property.  We didn't feel welcome so we left.  Anyone know what the rules are out here?  Is it actually okay to ride here?

Submitted by WhitRat on 08/01/2020
08 | 01 | '20

Conditions were great. I'm out of shape, and I'll try Raging Ridge when I'm not. 

Submitted by johhea on 08/01/2020
Several notable places along the way

The goal today was to make the 100 mile loop around the Mountain Loop Highway (Arlington, Darrington, Barlow Pass, Granite Falls, Arlington). I started in downtown Arlington just after 6am in a moist haze and windbreaker. Because of the slide on t...

Submitted by tomvale on 07/26/2020
Golden Spike
07 | 23 | '20

Left from 356th Drive lot about 8:00 AM, plenty of parking. Rode fire roads up Tokul East, and down Two Fernz and Last Frontier. Despite two crashes it went faster than expected, so I went back up and took Golden Spike over to Tokul West. Some mud...

Submitted by Bryan on 07/23/2020
Alpine Traverse - heading back
07 | 19 | '20

The avalanche debris field is rideable, and there's just one tree down on the road to trail part.  Rode across one small patch of snow near the top.  The Alpine Traverse was spectacular as usual.  The only warning is be wary of ridi...

Submitted by mtrunyan on 07/19/2020
Tarbell Loop
07 | 18 | '20

Crazy beautiful views awesome trail! Road The trail to hidden falls and back. trail is still a little thick with overgrowth in some areas but overall the riding is superb. Get out here before the summer heat comes. One of the best trails in Southw...

Submitted by ronzit on 07/19/2020
Bike Repair Stand
07 | 15 | '20

Long uphill grunt and just before the third lookout my shifting completely goes to h*ll. Clanking and grinding, I bail to take a look and the rear derailleur is wedged into the cassette! Turns out my DT Swiss rear axle has come unscrewed, so I'm s...

Submitted by Bryan on 07/15/2020
ccc-road
07 | 11 | '20

Road this from North Bend. The creek crossings were all passable without getting your feet soaked. OTOH, there were many sections where the trail is overgrown - by the time I got to the Middle Fork Trailhead my arms made me look like I'd been wres...

Submitted by ChrisL on 07/12/2020
07 | 11 | '20

Did a single loop on the east side of the tracks and went to the flow lines to watch a few younger adventurous riders enjoy the flow built and improved lately. There was just a couple mud puddles on the trails. I also took a side trail down to the...

Submitted by tomvale on 07/11/2020
Biosolids Notice
07 | 07 | '20

The entire area inside 30330 and 30400 Road (Mousetrap, Moonraker, Bon Bon and Upper Outback) is covered in dried black "biosolids" which I'm guessing is literally crap! Rode Lower Outback, Middle, Poopy D (no poop there), Mavericks and Tokyo Drif...

Submitted by Bryan on 07/07/2020
06 | 26 | '20

I attempted to do the lollipop route but was turned back by a big sign after about 2 miles that said "Watershed Boundary - No trespassing" after starting clockwise along the road.    I backtracked and did the singletrack section (counter...

Submitted by slimjones on 07/04/2020
07 | 03 | '20

Overall a great ride - one that comes with a sense of accomplishment for both the uphill endurancefest and technical challenges going down the trail.

It's well covered in the description, but I'll second that the climb up is no joke. ...

Submitted by Trekcito on 07/04/2020
07 | 03 | '20

Reporter 'Bryan' and I toured Lord Hill this morning to enjoy the park in its early Summer state.  There is a tree over Liquid Bread near the bottom after a blind corner and one also over the River trail still, halfway down to the river. The...

Submitted by tomvale on 07/03/2020
Campers!
06 | 29 | '20

Arrived in south parking lot about 8:00 AM and rode Space Coaster, Deuces Wild and Ryan's Line. By 10:00 AM the central clearing was crawling with kids. There are shelters, vans, cookie circles and more arriving all time. I even saw a very young k...

Submitted by Bryan on 06/29/2020
Beautiful Views!
06 | 26 | '20

Three hours and 5,000' of climbing from the Rattlesnake Lake lot to the summit, where the fire road branches off. Admittedly, I pushed it through a few sections, I'm old! Descent was awesome, a little loose and rocky up top but smooth, bermed and...

Submitted by Bryan on 06/26/2020