Couldn't get my ride buddies lined up for the same day, so ended up riding two days in a row, over the Teanaway Valley. Can't complain.
|Eric Rides Rock|
Ski / Mountain Bike Journal
|Kevin boots up from highway 410, Chinook Pass|
|Greg skins up the slope|
|fall corn snow|
|Day 1 of the new season!|
|Kevin navigates the rocks, below the summit of Rocky Top.|
Always a hellacious climb. Trailhead parking lot was open, contrary to reports of road being washed out. We parked two miles down the road at an open gate, due to reports that the trailhead was still inaccessible. Trail was in awesome shape, other than a few side creeks had run big during the last rain event. Quite a bit of erosion at the three stream crossings. We rode up devil's gulch until it intersected with the mission ridge trail. Went a couple of miles further, but whimped out and didn't go to the top, about another mile. It was pretty chilly, the clouds were moving in, and our legs were wearing thin. Ended up with 25.6 miles including the additional 4 miles on road. Downhill was a treat, but you definitely pay for it with a grunt of a climb.
Decided to head east to avoid the rain. Trails were primo above Roslyn. then we hit Rat Pack, which was about as good as I have seen it. Still not fully wiped out, we climbed the logging road back up towards the ridge and dropped into Canyon #6 to finish in Roslyn. Beautiful day. 13.5 miles.
|Trail conditions were making Francine happy|
|Same shot - zoomed in.|
|Kevin switchbacks down Highway 103|
|Yet, another bridge, this one crossing a big creek. Hwy 103 Trail.|
|5 Way - Heading out Hwy 101 trail to Hwy 102 trail|
|Kevin basking in the sun|
|Francine hiding in the shade|
|Early Morning Calm|
Day two found us with weary legs and some steep climbs. Last
nights ride was a little longer than we planned. The guy in the bike shop yesterday
recommended we start today’s ride from our B&B, but since this ride went
higher than last night’s ride, we opted to park the car higher. The trails around here are quite steep.
|Ferry boat ride to the Sunshine Coast, B.C.|
|Rode up Litttle Knives trail in Halfmoon Bay|
|Lots of moss and pine needles.|
Crystal Mt. ride with Chris, Corrine, Heather, and Francine. Trail was a major grunt going up, but was in great shape for the descent. Always a tough, fun, ride.
|Heather leads the pack up the ridge.|
|Heather, Francine, Chris, Corrine, and Kevin|
Mt. Rainier is obscured in the gray.
|Chris cruising down Lucky Shot|
|Corrine drops down to Lower Henskin Lake|
Went creeking on the Middle Fork of the Teanaway with Vic. Unfortunately the first creek flooded Vic's bike and it sputtered most of the rest of the day. After about 8 crossings and lots of brush we gave up and turned around.
|Vic with wet feet|
|Skirting the deep end on our way home.|
We took yesterday off from riding. This morning we got up bright and early and did another ride at Post Canyon before we had to check out of our rental house. The wind was picking up, so decided to windsurf for a couple of hours, before heading home. Wind was really nice and steady and made for a great day.
|Kevin starting to get up on a plane. Consistent winds with a 6.0 sail made for a fun day.|
|Francine climbing Cook's Meadow trail|
|Cruising downhill at the junction of 8 mile and 15 mile creek trails|
It was still windy, so Kevin wanted to get out and windsurf, so we made our way to The Event Site where Kevin rented a 115 Litre Board with 5.0m sail for a couple of hours.
|Kevin checks to see that he still|
remebers how to sail.
|Francine rides up the ridge for the puke hill downhill.|
Mt. hood in the distance
|Camping in style. Great house in upper Hood River.|
|Francine forges through the brush|
on Charleys trail.
|Francine plans the next ride.|