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View of Spada Lake from the upper east end of the Ridge above and west of Olney Pass
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 q...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/23/2020
View of Big Four Mountain from the Picnic Area.
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...

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. Y...

Submitted by emtb on 05/16/2020
Boetzke Falls, about a mile and change from the Olallie Trailhead.
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 p...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/14/2020
Space Coaster-Smaller Roller
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 resp...

Submitted by Bryan on 05/11/2020
05 | 11 | '20

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 live...

Submitted by Heinbach on 05/11/2020
Todays view from the Overlook.

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 ba...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/09/2020
Master Link - Bridge
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...

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...

Submitted by jusowe on 05/08/2020
Off they go and then headed NE
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 Re...

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 fa...

Submitted by Bryan on 05/05/2020
First of probably many snowfields above the last log bench overlook.
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...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/01/2020
View of the Ranger road side from Rosy Boa.
04 | 23 | '20

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...

Submitted by tomvale on 04/23/2020
About 1.6 miles east of the Deer Creek gate closure.
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 Lo...

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 rec...

Submitted by thijssen on 04/17/2020
View today of the valley. Mt. Si in the background.
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 view...

Submitted by tomvale on 04/16/2020
04 | 16 | '20

Closed, no access to the trails. 

Submitted by elikultgen on 04/16/2020
04 | 16 | '20

Parking were closed sometime this week. No access to the trails.

Submitted by elikultgen on 04/16/2020
04 | 11 | '20

Did two laps on the east side of the Gulch. There are some nice improvements made on the northern switchbacks. Soils were in good condition. Parki...

Submitted by tomvale on 04/11/2020
04 | 10 | '20

Road up from Campground expecting more clear cut madness.The IOB was the same untill the top , the left side was Cut Nasty from the 5 way. We road south to see if any trails were still in tact, no dice Then We road back to the 5 way and headed to...

Submitted by craimcki on 04/10/2020