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Got up early this morning and made it to the lower shuttle lot about 7am.  I climbed up the lower shuttle road with lights and had a blast descending Lower Skyline. It was overgrown and I put the bike back on the truck and pulled out the tools a...
Submitted by tomvale on 10/30/22
10 | 28 | '22
Went out to Cherry Valley this afternoon to take advantage of the moist soils and refamiliarization of the Outer Limits trail. I first went to run Funner and cleared the tree and logs across the upper third. Then went over to Barracuda and took a sec...
Submitted by tomvale on 10/29/22
I just got back from a trip in Eastern Washington and Southern BC and took advantage of the early weekend rains over Lord Hill. The soils absorbed it all and the trails were in great shape! The leaves of Fall are now coming down pretty fast but Golde...
Submitted by tomvale on 10/25/22
10 | 16 | '22
I've been away in LA for a week on a non-mtb trip so I went to the Gulch this morning at 7am to get a early ride in before the heat and ash made it uncomfortable. I made two runs down combining Boyz/Orion/Mukraker and then a full Boyz run. There are...
Submitted by tomvale on 10/16/22
10 | 05 | '22
Left the Butte Trailhead at 7:30 this morning and caught the sun coming up and over the ridge during the climb. I got to the Summit about two hours later and chatted with a County PUD tower crew at the Summit for a little bit before I began my desce...
Submitted by tomvale on 10/5/22
It was another great experience on the trails today but the sharp rocks got through my back tire (old MAXXIS MINION DHR)  three times today creating three flats to fix. I did get thirteen runs in between BermyLoamax/MidMountain/Wapiti, and Lost...
Submitted by tomvale on 10/2/22
Got my new truck Saturday and needed to take it out for a simple off road spin to make sure I got what I paid for. I drove it to the upper lot, parked, and did two loops up to the Lookout. The loop starts down Out of the Blue, then on to Hoot Owl, ba...
Submitted by tomvale on 9/26/22
09 | 21 | '22
With all the smoke in the air, I drove back north to Galbraith to avoid the smoke but still had a little haze. I pulled into the lot a little after 10am and Bambi's brother was just walking around the berry bushes at the new parking lot's north drive...
Submitted by tomvale on 9/22/22
Drove up from Snohomish and could see that, as soon as I left the valley floor, I was going to be in the middle of the smokey stratus cloud of the Bolt Creek Fire. When I got to the upper lot, the smell of smoke was in the air and the rest of the...
Submitted by tomvale on 9/20/22
09 | 17 | '22
Had a good morning start in the new parking lot with five other buddies and began climbing up Pony Express and Huff N Puff to the top. We came down Mohawk first and then Happy Hour. I avoided the huge rock rolls but the trails were wonderful! We took...
Submitted by tomvale on 9/17/22
Drove out to Darrington this morning to get in a couple runs on the lower trails today. I parked at the lower shuttle road and began climbing and noticed that DNR, Snohomish County, or another entity brought up their shoulder shredder to eliminate al...
Submitted by tomvale on 9/17/22
09 | 15 | '22
I'm back from my road trip taking my Subaru to Alabama full of college stuff for the daughter. I stuck the hitch rack on the wife's car and took the bike to Tokul's 356th lot and headed to Uptown Funk and Lake Marie Road to descend all of Crazy Ivan...
Submitted by tomvale on 9/16/22
09 | 07 | '22
My trusty Subaru steed got a full blown, family, detailing this past weekend to rid it of the 10 years and 220,000 miles of mountain biking and commuting it has endured before handing it off to my daughter in a couple days. You might say it got a "se...
Submitted by tomvale on 9/8/22
09 | 07 | '22
I rode the Link boys to the East Tiger Summit entrance, then OTG and Fully Rigid to the loop back to the lot. Both trails are in perfect shape, dry and a bit dusty. OTG starts with some nice flow, and has consistent drops of all sizes. No braking bum...
Submitted by Bryan on 9/7/22
I never thought I'd be able to say that about Snoqualmie Pass in all my years of recreation up there, but with the addition of the new Mountain Bike Park, the context has changed. The new trails completed were wonderful but will be very loose until t...
Submitted by tomvale on 9/3/22
Went out early this morning to do the Springboards, Meet Cutter, the Goldeneye/Wishbone area, and EweTube. The deeper berms on both Goldeneye and Wishbone are filling with the gravel left after sandy powder and dust is blown out. We need to rake them...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/31/22
08 | 26 | '22
Nason Ridge trails are dry, DUH. Today was a day to spend at Stevens Pass Resort since I had an open day and Summit Central was delayed. I avoid weekend lift lines at all costs. They allowed us to get on the chair ten minutes early which was neat. I...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/27/22
08 | 24 | '22
Been riding the gravel bike since the FS mtb has been waiting for dropper post parts. Today I got my mtb back from the shop again and a friend and I took the bikes to the Gulch to get back into the trails. We did the Boyz loop twice and then went dow...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/25/22
A friend and I took our gravel bikes to the North Mountain skills area this morning. We walked over to the kiosk and my buddy got stung by a bee! After inspecting the kiosk, there was a 7" diameter hive hanging from the backside! With no one else aro...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/22/22
08 | 20 | '22
Bike is in the shop so I chose this cool morning to bring the tools to the trail to get rid of the saplings, bushes, and grasses overgrowing our trail. I got all the way to the erosion washout and ran out of time. Anyone else can continue from there...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/20/22