Hooked up with Vic and got beat up in the whoops and roots of the Taneum trail system.
With all the dry weather, the Middle Fork Trail was looking like a nice shady option. Unfortunately those pesky hikers have us kicked off the trail on even days. Well, we reassessed and opted for the CCC road. Built by the civilian conservation corps back in the depression days. It starts out past the Mt. Si trail and runs up the West side of the Middle fork of the Snoqualmie. It finsishes where the Middle Fork Trail starts. Out and back 24 miles. Good fitness ride and we dragged Scott Sumner along to make him feel tired.
|Scott cruises in the shade|
Headed out to the Teanaway to do a circumnavigation of Esmerelda Peak. Unfortunately as we dropped over the North side of our route we realized that the route was still covered in too much snow. Still we made it to the top Esmerelda Basin and enjoyed the out and back trail ride.
|Francine cresting out on the ridgetop.|
Esmerelda Peak in the background.
|Kevin enjoys the views|
|We tried dropping off the backside, but ended up turning around |
due to the large amount of snow remaining down in the shaded areas.
|Francine heads back down on the Esmerelda basin trail.|