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Trail was in great condition! Rattlesnake on the uphill trail.  Rosie boa was running nice, lower Rosie is getting a little dusty but still totally rideable. Happy trails!
Submitted by merrickwhitson on 5/19/24
Got to the lower shuttle area and started climbing around 8am and an hour later I got to the upper shuttle lot where only a couple patches of snow are still hanging on. The Skyline trail is all clear of snow and has only a couple puddles or moist soi...
Submitted by tomvale on 5/3/24
05 | 03 | '24
I was hoping to get a picture of a zebra on a Washington mountain bike ride or a GoPro video but it wasn't in the cards today.  lol I went to Raging River to return for a annual I-90 tour.  The festival is going to be here in a month so ge...
Submitted by tomvale on 5/2/24
This past weekend, I chaperoned a scout troop on the John Wayne trail from the South Cle Elum trailhead, all the way to the Columbia River at the Beverly trailhead. We were dropped off and began riding East on well packed rail bed, under I-90, and ab...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/29/24
04 | 25 | '24
With the heavy rain forecasted for the west side of the mountains, I chose to head over Stevens Pass for the two Peshastin trails or the Chelan Butte. The front got to Stevens almost at the same time I did so I decided to go farther north and east to...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/26/24
04 | 24 | '24
Today I got to the trailhead about 8am and had an enjoyable ride heading out to do Funner and Outer Limits, then out to the Falls, and then back up to do Barracuda where a chainsaw is needed two thirds the way down still. Climbing roads have tre...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/24/24
04 | 23 | '24
I had a desire to find out the rate the snow has been melting along Highway 2 this year since it has been a below normal snow pack so I drove to Skykomish to find out. I turned on to the road to the trailhead and parked down low near one set of power...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/22/24
Made two runs down Jackpot this morning entering at the midpoint and then continuing on down Skyline to its end. KUDOS to the Skyline Berm Crew who really enhanced the final berm at the bottom of Upper Skyline. Come get some when you can. Dirt and...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/18/24
04 | 16 | '24
    I got a message from Snohomish County Roads saying that the Mountain Loop Highway was going to open to vehicle traffic on Friday so I made it a priority to hit the Monte Cristo trail and town before the 2024 hiking season got fully...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/15/24
04 | 12 | '24
Went to Mukilteo today to get back to the Gulch after being gone for 4 months. Kudos to all the trail Volunteers who have been doing a wonderful enhancement of the flow and tech to this trail system. I went down the Lucky trail for the first time and...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/13/24
After a couple good days of dry warmer temps, the soils were drained and running well. The trails were all clear of limbs or other compost. Nettles are starting to sprout so come to Lord Hill for another month before they start leaning over to caress...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/12/24
There is still 12"+ at the upper shuttle lot and above so we got another couple weeks before Out of the Blue's upper meadow will be clear. The top of Skyline to just past the upper bridge has snow and slush.The midpoint entry to Skyline and Jackpot a...
Submitted by tomvale on 4/10/24
Somebody broke out the good stuff for us to ride on yesterday.  Things are running fast smooth and tacky!  The upcoming forecast only looks to make things even better. 
Submitted by jon_dufay on 2/5/24
01 | 08 | '24
The blizzard will add more snow but the lower half was fun on this day. I'll be offline for a while but this is still a fun descent using the lower half of the trail as an out and back. It is a brutle climb though. Here is the ride log.
Submitted by tomvale on 1/9/24
01 | 04 | '24
Dropped someone off at SeaTac really early this morning and went to Tiger's upper lot off of SR-18 to start climbing. I had another hour before sunrise so I just went up Masterlink with light blazing and turned it off once I was on the Summit road. M...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/4/24
Who'd have thought we could be up at 4000' and with so very little snow on New Years Day. The climb to the summit was able to get accomplished with the Levo in the crusty snow but you will need a little hike a bike in shady spots. Same issues with t...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/1/24
I've been away on a Miami to LA cruise through the Panama Canal so I have been going through singletrack withdrawl and needed a good run to get myself back into my normal routine in the PNW. I took the truck all the way up to the access road junction...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/24/23
Suprinsingly, after all the rain we have had, the trails were in good shape.  There were several trees across the trail on liquid bread and upper springboard, they were to large for my small saw.
Submitted by vee on 12/10/23
Started climbing from the lower shuttle area up the roads, and the Pathfinder Trail, to the summit, where only a dusting of frost or snow existed. The route down Out Of The Blue/Hoot Owl/Skyline was almost ideal and had no real wet or muddy issues...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/1/23
11 | 26 | '23
With this long dry spell continuing, the trails are running well and the leaves are breaking down a little quicker. The Gulch is damp in only a couple spots and the trails were really fun. Come enjoy the new upgrades on the Gulch trails. If you haven...
Submitted by tomvale on 11/26/23