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Jolly Esmeralda, No. 4

The fourth year in a row to ride this loop, but it’s different every time. First year, I rode it alone and the downhill trails from Jolly Mountain and Esmeralda Peaks were mere goat paths. Second year, rode it with … Continue reading

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Mad River, Tyee Ridge, Billy Creek

Drawing squiggly lines in Garmin’s Basecamp is easy, riding the track afterwards depends on how much research one did while drawing the route. In this case, I did almost zero research, and boy, did it pay off in HAB time. The Forest Service … Continue reading

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Ardenvoir – Lake Chelan loop

Last fall, I had planned to ride from Ardenvoir to Lake Chelan and back with Colin – but due to a Google maps navigation error, we never made it to Ardenvoir. We ended up riding Icicle Ridge and 4th of … Continue reading

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June Gloom

It’s the middle of June: it’s raining and cold. The NPR station has a report about the famous June Gloom in Seattle. Time to head east and ride on the dry side of the Cascades. With the Devil’s Big Loop … Continue reading

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