Kachess Ridge with Thorp Creek and Knox Creek trails

Went out last weekend to see the fall colors up in the Cascades. Rode up Kachess Ridge and saw lots of bikers coming down, and lots of mushrooms. Some looking eatable and fresh.

Yummy looking mushrooms on Kachess Ridge

Yummy looking mushrooms on Kachess Ridge

Nice view along the top of the ridge – though some low-hanging clouds cut off the horizon.

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Then, headed down Thorp Creek trail to Thorp Lake. Beautiful place.

Thorp Lake.

Thorp Lake.

Rode down Thorp Creek trail (great!) and then connected via some forest roads and Knox Creek trail back up to the ridge. The lower half of Knox Creek trail was rideable, the upper half full hike-a-bike. It was getting dark by the time I reached Kachess Ridge again and the wind calmed down. Beautiful time to be out, but it still makes me anxious to know that I am running out of daylight, even though I have a nice bike light with me. Not sure why that is. Took me over an hour to ride down in the dark. Very nice outing.

Click map for GPX track.

Kachess Ridge lollipop.

Kachess Ridge lollipop.

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2 Responses to Kachess Ridge with Thorp Creek and Knox Creek trails

  1. Lee Blackwell says:

    Right outside my favorite town of Cle Elum ..maybe read up on mushrooms, those looked rich if they were edible.

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