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08 | 12 | '23
Overgrown vegetation -- this trail needs a serious trimming. The Alders have grown fiercely for the first 3-4 miles since the trail has opened. They're still small enough to be able to be taken out with gas-powered trimmers but pretty soon they're go...
Submitted by on 9/16/23
A friend and I were the only ones on the trails this morning at Lord Hill so we just kept going until it was time for him to go back for real work. Most of the trails are dry even though we had some rain but the morning was exhilarating. The River Tr...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/10/23
Took two runs down Lower Skyline and went back up a third time with my rake to clear the berms of the gravel I wrote about last time. I got down to the traverse and then quit there due to a rake failure. The gravel is mitigated along with adding addi...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/8/23
Took a couple friends to do Lower Skyline and Pathfinder a couple times after the rain and had a good time. There are plenty of braking bumps and a large amount of gravel in the berms so if you think of it, bring a rake next time and help rid the ber...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/26/23
Rode upper CCC road and lower Middle Fork trail to the Dingford TH today. The CCC road part is a great smooth ride (save the portion right at the trailhead). The Middle Fork trail required HaB a couple of dozen times for this aging rider. The brush w...
Submitted by thijssen on 7/22/23
Hadn't been to these trails since the end of June so I came back to enjoy the Springboards, MeetCutter, Rogue Knight, Redline, Wishbone, Ewe Tube, and Goldeneye. The trails are dry but still a fun time. Come up to Snohomish sometime and see for yours...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/22/23
After yesterday's morning rains up North in Darrington, I took advantage of the temporary moisture in the soil and went this morning to do two rounds on the Skyline/Jackpot/Skyline trail. The dirt was great and the roots were dry already so traction...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/18/23
I needed to visit LaConner to inspect a facility so I brought the bike to ride at Little Mountain Park before the task at hand. I made three runs down Pitch and Roll and one other down Huff N Puff with Rooty. Yes, the trails were dry, but only some g...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/9/23
07 | 07 | '23
The road up is just as sucky as always... but, when that's over, the trail rides beautifully - it's dry all right, but not dusty or overly loose. We saw a report on TF about 15 downed trees - well, we took care of about 8 of them (our saws could hand...
Submitted by MtnPavlas on 7/8/23
Since it was a Smokey day, I didn't bother summiting and starting at the top. I made a single run down the three lower segments of Out of the Blue and made it through the tail dragging ruts that are developing and the residual gravel that is left in...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/5/23
I haven't climbed stuff on the Mountain Loop Highway in a long time so I went out there earlier today to climb back up to the Ham radio repeater at the top Green Mountain just north of Verlot. My GPS App glitched with bugs in a newly released version...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/3/23
07 | 02 | '23
Had a couple hours of free time to get a ride in so I went to the Gulch and did two cycles on the east side of the railroad tracks.  First, was Orion and Mukraker and second, was a full run of Boys to Men. The trails were dry but traction was so...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/3/23
Went to do Lord Hill this morning and had a great ride on Wishbone, Goldeneye, Liquid Bread and the Springboards. On my way over to Red Barn, I popped over a root and then solidly hit the front face of a bigger root and it stopped me dead and OTB I w...
Submitted by tomvale on 6/30/23
06 | 28 | '23
I went out to Sultan Basin Road this morning to go climb and traverse the ridge and also add an out-and-back to Upper Wallace Falls before getting back to the truck. I started climbing the west side and there was a decommissioned section of about a 1...
Submitted by tomvale on 6/29/23
06 | 25 | '23
Parked down at the powerlines this morning at 6:30 and began the climb to the trailhead and then to the summit. There is no snow in the meadow. There are two tree obstructions halfway between the base camp and the meadow. One is a single tree and the...
Submitted by tomvale on 6/25/23
I've been away in Oregon on a family ocean outing and attending to other family affairs so I have been itching to get out to Darrington since it's been 4 weeks. I parked at the lower shuttle lot and climbed to the summit in fog above 2000'. The groun...
Submitted by tomvale on 6/23/23
Thanks to the recent rains, Lord Hill was about perfect!  Most of the trails have been recently brush cut and its riding great.  The new entrance/exit trails is so much better than the old grind out.  Should be good the next few days.&...
Submitted by jon_dufay on 6/22/23
06 | 06 | '23
Drove over early to the Butte for a ride before a family member wellness check and had a blast on the way down. Today, I climbed up the trail to the intersection of the downhill and the double track and then went west to climb the Chelan Butte Road....
Submitted by tomvale on 6/7/23
06 | 03 | '23
Met up with a buddy early Saturday and we went to try the new Evolution entry and Scorpion and also went farther east to Swirlz, Spacewalk, and Dad Bod and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Sure it was a bit dry but we had a great time! GPS track and coup...
Submitted by tomvale on 6/4/23
Got out late this morning to a full upper lot and went up the tower access road to avoid the crowded trails and then came down the Springboards, Meet Cutter, Wishbone, Red Line, and Liquid Bread. Then I went up to do the Goldeneye rock drop and Third...
Submitted by tomvale on 5/30/23