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02 | 07 | '22
I had a free morning today so I went right back up to the towers a couple more times today to retry Evolution, attempt Scorpion, and inspect Huff and Puff. I enjoyed all three trails and really admired the Otter wood sculpture pictured while crossing...
Submitted by tomvale on 2/8/22
02 | 05 | '22
I get around to many places in Washington but I need to get back here more often. Darrington is my happy place but Galbraith is everything I need and has much more for everyone else! I met up with several other guys and we had just a wonderful time o...
Submitted by tomvale on 2/6/22
I was watching the rains coming in on the next storm and saw that I could either go through rush hour traffic to get to Tiger or just go the opposite direction to Mount Vernon. I went North and did four loops on Pitch and Roll and then did the Surfer...
Submitted by tomvale on 2/1/22
01 | 29 | '22
Took the road up to where East Tiger Summit crosses. Shortly after the gate it gets pretty snowy. Close Encounters is in great shape as it the top of ET. The lower part of ET was closed, apparently there is a bunch of blow down. Evergreen was out wit...
Submitted by gravelbikesaresilly on 1/30/22
01 | 28 | '22
It has been four and a half years since my last ride on the Grand Ridge trail and its side tracks. I met up with two buddies today for a lunch time ride starting at the Duthie Hill lot and going halfway to I-90 and looping back on the Water Tower Loo...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/29/22
01 | 24 | '22
Parked at the Rattlesnake Road entrance just off of SR-18 and began climbing the road to the far side of No Service (if possible). I got as far as the Rock Quarrie where the snow patches started. The road to, and past, No Service had too much snow to...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/25/22
01 | 23 | '22
Attempted to ride Tolt-MacDonald today. We had not been there in years and the recent trip reports looked pretty good. Packed up the dogs and drove out. Crossed the suspension bridge without incident and got ready to hit some tralls. At the foot of t...
Submitted by danvons on 1/24/22
Went up to Mount Vernon this morning to do some runs up there since farther south is still soggy from the rains yesterday. Pitch and Roll was fun, almost hero, so I went down it three times and then went back up to do Bonnie and Clyde and La Z Boy to...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/22/22
Had a fun afternoon in the cool dry day before the next rain came. I did the Springboards, Meet Cutter, Redline, Goldeneye variants, Wishbone, Liquid Bread and Ewe Tube. Also worked on the long lefthand berm on Wishbone adding reinforcing dirt and pa...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/20/22
Was hoping that the snow had melted in Darrington enough to get a couple runs on the Skills Park's trails but there is still >6" of snow on the trails in most places. The road, even though plowed a bit, isn't good enough for normal vehicles yet an...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/16/22
The rains up North finished up about 9am this morning so a buddy and I drove the long way to Lord Hill since the road from Snohomish was closed due to the river level. We went up to the Towers, did the Springboards, Meetcutter, and then down to the r...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/14/22
01 | 09 | '22
Took advantage of the beautiful day and went on Burnt Cedar, Outer Limits, out to the Falls for a couple of pictures, and then Barracuda and Funner. The wet roots got me twice today and the second time was on Funner, ironically. I went OTB and my gla...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/10/22
01 | 05 | '22
I first drove out to Darrington to do the Skills Park but the North Mountain Road was a double track with 12" deep center and my car was just bulldozing. I had to back out to highway 530 to turn around and go to another location. I went to the Lord H...
Submitted by tomvale on 1/5/22
12 | 29 | '21
Only because we got so much snow, and a long, frigid, spell of 20ish degree temps, there was plenty of parking to enjoy Paradise. The snow was lightly packed on the trails and the bike tracked and climbed real well. Mainline, Twisted Hemlock, the Tra...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/30/21
Got to the Park's new main lot early this morning and then climbed to the summit viewpoints for my pictures and then descended Sidewinder to Bonnie and Clyde. B&C was still marked as closed due to a lower than normal powerline but it was still higher...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/21/21
Took a buddy back to North Mountain to do the Lower Out of the Blue segment described last time and also gave him a tour of the Skills Park. The road up is still climb-able but with a couple more inches of snow, it will be tough and time to wait for...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/17/21
Went to Darrington this morning and parked at the gate at the bottom of Out of the Blue and climbed the road up to the first trail crossing to descend the last segment of Out of the Blue. There was 4-6 inches of snow at the top of that last segment b...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/13/21
12 | 09 | '21
After watching some of the JGulch chats in Everegreen's Annual ZOOM meeting, I went to the Gulch to sample the Orion trail. When I got to the top of Orion and took a quick break, a friend, and friends of the friend, were coming up after sessioning it...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/10/21
12 | 07 | '21
It has been 5 years since my last trip to T-Mac so I went here this morning for a nice 3 1/2 hour review before the next round of rain. I was also told I needed to do Badger and others in the clearing to have a good ride. I did all of that and had a...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/8/21
12 | 05 | '21
So Master Link up to Inside Passage is fine, above that the snow depth increases pretty quickly. The fire roads above Quick Link are unrideable; there were four other guys pushing their bikes along with me. East Tiger Summit is about 3" deep as it's...
Submitted by Bryan on 12/5/21