May 26, Vantage Rock Climbing

This spring has been pretty lousy.   Rode Rat Pack in Roslyn yesterday and it rained the whole time.  When Brandon asked if I wanted to catch some actual sunshine in Vantage, I couldn't say no. 

May 21 - 22, Bob's Excellent Teanaway Ride/Weekend

It's that time of year.  Time for Bob's Teanaway campout with the Evergreen Mounatain Bike Assoc.  We skipped Friday, but arrived Saturday ready to camp.  Unfortunately at the furthest point out, on our ride, the skies opened up, and the rain came down.   The rain was kind of a bummer, because the trail would have been sweet, if it wasn't all wet and mushy.  Still good 20 mile ride, with an excellent group of 15 riders.  After the ride, we skipped camping, and ran home to hot showers.  We came back on Sunday to sunshine and followed Bob on his maze of trails hidden between the West Fork and North Fork of the Teanaway River.  Aftewards we enjoyed growler's of Snoqualmie IPA and some fresh oyter's shucked\brought by Chancy, as we soaked up the sunshine.

Slick on the slickrock

The group at our turnaround, as the rain began.

Mike Westra, Duthe Hill architect, rides the rock.

May 19, Devil's Gulch - Only made it 3 Miles

After the big weekend rain event, the creek flowing down the same valley as the Devil's Gulch trail was moving fast.   We rode out the trail until we came to a river crossing that was too deep to cross.  A quick 6 mile roundtrip ride, but still fun!

May 18, Echo Valley, Lake Chelan, Wa.

When in Chelan?  Ride Echo Valley!  Put together a ten mile loop that took about two and half hours.  Started at the bottom, so did involve a healthy climb to start the ride.  Trails were in great shape.  Probably the best I have ridden at Echo Valley.  Of course, I tend to come later in the summer.  Highlighted our route on the map, as I think it is one of the better loops, if you are willing to climb.

May 16, Sage Hills - Upper - Wenatchee

Headed to Lake Chelan for a couple of days.  Stopped in Wenatchee for a quick ride.  Parked at the Horse Lake Ridge trailhead.  Last summer we had noticed the start of a new trail that climbs up higher towards the treeline.  Thankfully the trail was finsished.  Flowers were in full bloom, with Lupine and the Yellow Balsam root adding color to the beautiful scenery.

We had limited time, so we started at the upper lot and did about 6 miles.  For a longer ride start at the far end of town, and ride all the way up.  The lower trailhead is on 5th, straight up the street from Safeway.

May 3, Roslyn to Rat Pack

Rode from Roslyn, Wa. up to the ridgetop and descended Rat Pack trail to Cle Elum.  Happy to say the trail is snow free and in great shape.