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12 | 27 | '22
Rode Master Link up to Iron Brigade, Anaconda, Python, Snake, return on Rte 66.   Henry's Ridge trails are in descent shape with a carpet of doug fir boughs.  There are two notable live trees down blocking Anaconda and it was some work...
Submitted by KentKangley on 12/29/22
I drove the truck up to Darrington after the rotten 'week and a half' of winter weather and almost 3 weeks away from the bike. The road is not for lower clearance vehicles yet (snow rut height) but after the pavement, the road is clear to the shuttle...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/29/22
12 | 28 | '22
The park is in descent shape considering the windstorms, ice and snow.  Trail is damp with only a couple of minor mud puddles.   There are three blown down trees, two on the east segment of Bootcamp and one on Honey Badger.  They...
Submitted by KentKangley on 12/29/22
Did the 7-mile loop from the east BDOS lot up to Maple Ridge.  I saw some recent extensive tree removal [15" diameter cuts] and clean up along Anaconda.  Thank you to the County staff or volunteers for that.  There was some pesky Himil...
Submitted by KentKangley on 12/10/22
12 | 06 | '22
It has been almost a month since my last bike ride. I've been prepping for Christmas and had other family commitments. This morning, I got out to do two runs on Orion and finished with a quick jump line tour and lower Boyz to Men before I ran out of...
Submitted by tomvale on 12/7/22
11 | 14 | '22
The entrance to the trail behind the former Pro Training Center has had a "Trail Closed" sign up for months. I assumed it was because of the new building construction and the cranes that have been at the site. We went to ride the 11/14/2022 and the s...
Submitted by gallagher2201 on 11/18/22
This morning I went up to Lower Skyline and grabbed the tools and cleared the middle third of the trail that I didn't get to on my last Skyline report. After that, I grabbed the bike off of the truck, and enjoyed a cleared, hero, trail with only a li...
Submitted by tomvale on 11/15/22
Took advantage of the clear skies and mild winter day to make several runs down the Little Mountain trails. Pitch and Roll has just been blown and raked so it was hero and Huff N Puff was hero also, just not as much challenge. It was a great time. Ha...
Submitted by tomvale on 11/13/22
Rode Cold Creek from the middle down, little bit of snow at the top, but absolutely perfect after that!  2 trees down, first one is about halfway down, and the second one is almost at the bottom. 
Submitted by wesblu on 11/9/22
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