Escaped the rain in Seattle by heading over to the other side of the Cascades. Sunshine and wind in Cle Elum were a reasonable trade for a 2.5 hour drive due to heavy commuter traffic in the morning. The snow has pretty much melted at the Main Ridge above Cle Elum, but a few patches above 3300 ft on Rat Pac and up at the ridge remained and made a few small push-bike-through snow necessary. Riding down through some snow drifts was super fun – no need for a fat bike.
Stats: 24 miles, 4200 ft., GPX track