01 | 31 | '23
This wasn’t the best of days, and wasn't on my bucket list waiting to be satisfied. I took the Stumpjumper to Tokul East and went back to PNWheel to make another fun run down it. I stopped above the gap to inspect it and then made the attempt. Starte...
Submitted by tomvale on 2/3/23
01 | 29 | '23
Parked at the boulders TH SE 281st Way. Rode the clockwise loop; Iron Brigade, Anaconda, Python, Snake and sat in the sun by the "ponds". I was amazed to see that the trail crew removed the carpet of fir branches from Iron Brigade a...
Submitted by KentKangley on 1/30/23
01 | 27 | '23
Went North to Galbraith at sunrise this morning to get a quick ride in, in the fog, before the rest of my day took over. On my way to Scorpion, there was a tower upgrade crew doing some site improvements to the lower tower site and the road is pretty...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/27/23
01 | 24 | '23
Because of the showers up North this morning, I went to the 356th lot this morning a little after 8 and went up Uptown Funk and Lake Marie Road to inspect PNWheel for the first time. It was a cautious descent but a wonderful and clear trail. Next tim...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/25/23
01 | 20 | '23
Took the bike to Cherry Valley, east of Duvall,WA this morning to take advantage of one of the best draining trail systems around Puget Sound. The access roads can be a bit wet or icky but once you start your trail runs you only had to be careful on...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/21/23
01 | 17 | '23
I left the shuttle area at 10 o’clock this morning to do two runs on the Lower Skyline Trail. It is in great shape with the exception of some gravel from the heavy rains and berm, or uphill ‘high side’ erosion. I also became a ‘professional’ mo...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/18/23
01 | 11 | '23
Did a loop on Orion and then a Skid Row run to get one more ride in before the rest of the rain and tomorrow's blood donation. The Orion run is uploaded here on Pinkbike. Both were in good shape but there are some concerning drainage issues from that...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/12/23
01 | 10 | '23
Even though we had a huge rainstorm the day before, the Lord Hill trails I travelled today were well drained and almost ideal except for needle layers, leaves or wet roots. The beautiful day was refreshing and Mt Rainier could finally be seen through...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/11/23
01 | 06 | '23
Went up to Mt Vernon to escape the incoming rain front and made runs on the three upper trails and finished with La-Z-Boy to get back to the car. The trails were a little leafy but hero in most spots. Had lunch at the Skagit River Brewery. It was a g...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/6/23
01 | 01 | '23
With the dry day forecasted and no residual New Years grogginess, I got to the upper lot at sunrise and headed up Masterlink to descend Atlas. The trail was in good shape and the sweeping berms had a little softness but were wonderful. The rework per...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/2/23
12 | 30 | '22
There is an 8" DBH dead tree down lying diagonally across the trail. Not a huge job. Other than that, the trails on the east side of HWY 169 are in fine shape. JPG of approximate map location is shown.
Submitted by KentKangley on 1/2/23
12 | 27 | '22
Rode Master Link up to Iron Brigade, Anaconda, Python, Snake, return on Rte 66. Henry's Ridge trails are in descent shape with a carpet of doug fir boughs. There are two notable live trees down blocking Anaconda and it was some work...
Submitted by KentKangley on 12/29/22
12 | 28 | '22
I drove the truck up to Darrington after the rotten 'week and a half' of winter weather and almost 3 weeks away from the bike. The road is not for lower clearance vehicles yet (snow rut height) but after the pavement, the road is clear to the shuttle...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/29/22
12 | 28 | '22
The park is in descent shape considering the windstorms, ice and snow. Trail is damp with only a couple of minor mud puddles. There are three blown down trees, two on the east segment of Bootcamp and one on Honey Badger. They...
Submitted by KentKangley on 12/29/22
12 | 09 | '22
Did the 7-mile loop from the east BDOS lot up to Maple Ridge. I saw some recent extensive tree removal [15" diameter cuts] and clean up along Anaconda. Thank you to the County staff or volunteers for that. There was some pesky Himil...
Submitted by KentKangley on 12/10/22
12 | 06 | '22
It has been almost a month since my last bike ride. I've been prepping for Christmas and had other family commitments. This morning, I got out to do two runs on Orion and finished with a quick jump line tour and lower Boyz to Men before I ran out of...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/7/22
11 | 14 | '22
The entrance to the trail behind the former Pro Training Center has had a "Trail Closed" sign up for months. I assumed it was because of the new building construction and the cranes that have been at the site. We went to ride the 11/14/2022 and the s...
Submitted by gallagher2201 on 11/18/22
11 | 15 | '22
This morning I went up to Lower Skyline and grabbed the tools and cleared the middle third of the trail I didn't get to on my last Skyline report. After that, I grabbed the bike off the truck and enjoyed a cleared, hero, trail with only a little bit...
Submitted by tomvale on 11/15/22
11 | 12 | '22
Took advantage of the clear skies and mild winter day to make several runs down the Little Mountain trails. Pitch and Roll has just been blown and raked so it was hero and Huff N Puff was hero also, just not as much challenge. It was a great time. Ha...
Submitted by tomvale on 11/13/22
11 | 03 | '22
Rode Cold Creek from the middle down, little bit of snow at the top, but absolutely perfect after that! 2 trees down, first one is about halfway down, and the second one is almost at the bottom.
Submitted by wesblu on 11/9/22