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Got to the trailhead around 6:30 this morning and went directly to the Springboards and then up to do Goldeneye, Flowdeneye and Wishbone. Gnomes have done amazing work on Wishbone adding several great jumps and added an extension trail, just to the N...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/30/2020
05 | 28 | '20
Great. This is posted at the trailhead, though didn't see any. Rode Master and Quick Link plus fire road to the summit, then East Tiger Summit, Preston, Silent Swamp, Joyride and NW Timber back down. All told about 14 miles, some mud holes and runnin...
Submitted by Bryan on 05/28/2020
05 | 28 | '20
Had a wonderful time going up and down, west to east, over the trail system and then off to the Falls for a little rest and tranquility. There is a DNR sign at the trailhead announcing a cougar sighting at the Falls. The bike trails are in great shap...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/28/2020
Parked up at the lower shuttle area and did Lower Skyline and then Pathfinder, Quick Release and Lower Showcase Showdown. Skyline was excellent and the Showdown was a little more greasy. Went OTB once there. Skyline was the fun one today! GPS track a...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/24/2020
05 | 23 | '20
Began early in the morning fog hoping the drier day would help the sun burn off the fog by the time I reached the ridge. I started climbing the west side of the ridge and took two spur roads to explore. One spur had a young bear that ran up hill quic...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/23/2020
05 | 16 | '20
Had a great, early, morning, riding the gravel bike from the Deer Creek gate up to Barlow Pass and on to the road to Monte Cristo. There is minimal snow now and just trees to clear occasionally. The highway is being regraded on the Darrington side of...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/16/2020
05 | 15 | '20
The trails are in pretty good shape, rode Bobsled up to 30330. 30330 up to Outback. There is logging going on up around Mousetrap, Upper Outback and the other trails up there. They have laid down a lot of peat(?) and the smell up there is awful. You...
Submitted by emtb on 05/16/2020
05 | 14 | '20
Started early this morning from exit 38 in a light rain hoping for the mid-morning break when I got to the viewpoints. It didn't clear up too much at all so without the views to enjoy, I started cutting more trees out of the way. There are a few pudd...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/14/2020
05 | 11 | '20
Plenty of parking at 8:00 AM on a Monday, rode the blue XC runs Step It Up, Bootcamp and Braveheart.  Deuces Wild, Space Coaster and practice drops into central clearing also open. Flow Park, Ryan's Line and HLC closed and blocked off. I respect...
Submitted by Bryan on 05/11/2020
Nice to get out and ride a little. Conditions are good. The road to Freund is posted at 25mph. My friends that live there routinely see us mountain bikers blowing by their house going waaay over that. So does the sheriff's deputy that lives there....
Submitted by Heinbach on 05/11/2020
Started late this morning at the Upper Blanchard trailhead lot and rode north along the east road, B-1000. I then climbed up to the Service Trail and to waypoint Tango. I went down the British Army Trail and then Lonely Sailor, and then climbed back...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/09/2020
05 | 08 | '20
Rode up Master Link to East Summit, down OTG, Fully Rigid and Joyride to NW Timber. Damp with some mud holes, and watch for significant drops on OTG and Fully Rigid. Bottom lot packed at 8:00 AM as top lot was closed for maintenance. Top lot open by...
Submitted by Bryan on 05/08/2020
05 | 07 | '20
Parking lot was nearly full when I arrived at 5 PM on a Thursday. Lots of folks eager to ride the trails now that they're open. Not hard keeping distance though on these trails. I rode Master Link/Quick Link then fire road to the top. A bit of mud he...
Submitted by jusowe on 05/08/2020
05 | 07 | '20
Went back to Chelan to see some new sights. I have done the climb up the North side several times and needed some new scenery. I have never been to the town of Chelan Falls so my plan today was to circumnavigate the Butte starting at the Chelan Reach...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/07/2020
05 | 05 | '20
Some patches of snow up top on Raging Ridge, and several wet mud holes as well. Overall flowing well. Don't repeat my mistake and underestimate this route. I was wiped after No Service, and Return Policy was brutal. Extended climbs, not for the faint...
Submitted by Bryan on 05/05/2020
05 | 01 | '20
Went early starting at exit 38 and down the Iron Horse to Olallie and then climbed as high as I could until snow stopped me. There is still a need for the bigger saws at 2600' and beyond. There are a lot of trees down and some eroded hills higher tha...
Submitted by tomvale on 05/01/2020
Had an early morning at the Downhill and Boa. I parked outside the ski area and was told to ride counterclockwise around the base area fencing while they are contouring the ski hill base. The new uphill was in excellent shape as was the lower half of...
Submitted by tomvale on 04/23/2020
04 | 18 | '20
After seeing the snowline at Olallie was 2600' I figure I could try to take the gravel bike over Barlow Pass on the Mountain Loop Highway. I parked at the Deer Creek gate and began the 7-8 mile ride to Barlow Pass. The snow line on the Mountain Loop...
Submitted by tomvale on 04/18/2020
04 | 16 | '20
Another way to do a long gravel loop in the snoqualmie forest (see https://www.gaiagps.com/public/3q5LI0TqU9Sraz2KS17GAqEo). Large part is similar to the one Tom Vale posted recently (thank you Tom Vale for inspiration) but it starts in Carnation and...
Submitted by thijssen on 04/17/2020
04 | 16 | '20
Parked at Exit 38 since Cedar Falls access is restricted and rode the 4 miles of Iron Horse trail down to Olallie and began the climb. The trail is clear up to the converted double track and then, a half mile later, as you descend to the next viewpoi...
Submitted by tomvale on 04/16/2020