May 29, Gunsight Ridge to Gumjuwac Trail

Francine, Gunsight Ridge Trail
With warm and dry weather in Hood River, we decided to start high, and drove highway 35 towards Mt. Hood.  We found a good parking lot near our finish, the bottom of Gumjuwac Trail.   Ride started off with a road climb, further up Hwy 35.  We slowly spun past Mt Hood Meadows ski area lower lot then cut through a snowpark to head up dirt road 3550 for another 4 miles.  At around 5,000 feet we finally hit singletrack and started going up and down along Gunsight Ridge Trail (highpoint 5,920).  We enjoyed the narrow trail and high elevation vegetation.   Eventually we started going downhill and had a great descent all the way back to the car at 3.600 ft.  Managed 19.6 miles with a wrong turn on the logging road.  Stopped in Parkdale to see the new Brewpub and have a couple of beers.  We then had great BBQ across the street.  Nice day!

Top of our Hwy 35 climb,  Dirt road starts out of the snow park
across from Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area

Climbing on Gunsight Ridge Trail

Selfie with Hood kind of visible
Kevin rides through a burned out area

Francine and Kevin

Getting steep on Gumjuwac


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