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Old 05-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #2986
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Blackboots and I will be riding from the Longhouse, near Seven Cedars casino, in Blyn tomorrow. Meet there at 9:30 for coffee then check snow levels whilst riding South and East toward Quilcene and Brinnon. Dave

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #2987
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Blackboots and I will be riding from the Longhouse, near Seven Cedars casino, in Blyn tomorrow. Meet there at 9:30 for coffee then check snow levels whilst riding South and East toward Quilcene and Brinnon. Dave
So how were those snow levels? DId you put your quality photographing skills to use?
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:11 PM   #2988
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So how were those snow levels? DId you put your quality photographing skills to use?

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Old 05-10-2012, 06:13 AM   #2989
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Snow Levels

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We took LoFlow on all the branches of 2840 between Woods road and FR28. Lots of limbs and tree litter on top of slicker than pig snot mud. It was really fun fishtailing up Bear Mt. The landing on the North side of Mt Zion was blocked by <1 foot of snow for a hundred yards or so. FR28 has been cleared and widened just East of Bon Jon Pass. FR27 was blocked by snow an 1/8 of a mile below where the Little Quil goes under the road. There was 2 feet on the road at the river and old clumps of snow still hanging on the trees at 3000'. It hasn't been that warm up there yet. Pictures this evening....dd
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #2990
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Riding from Blyn Sunday 5/6

Last Sunday, the 6th, Blackboot, LoFlow and I headed up Howard Heights Rd off of Chicken Coop Rd near Blyn. Wound up on coffee from the Longhouse I took a wrong turn when the main road was camoflauged by a huge gravel pile. We got over that by the time we had passed several more gravel piles and bundles of plastic culvert to arrive at a new gate. Our express ride turned into a slip and slide puddle glide up the powerline access road to the view on top.


Blackboots and LoFlow at the top



Sequim Bay from the powerlines above Blyn



From there we rode down to Woods Rd and its intersection with 2840. Exploring side roads off of 2840 we were stopped by snow at the landing at the top of 2805. Here as elsewhere rapidly growing hemlocks have begun to block the view.




Lots of small cascades and seasonal creeks










Most of the roads were littered with limbs hiding in the winter moss and melt water running down the tracks.




LoFlow on 210 from FR28




Looking up the Dungeoness drainage




Bon Jon had been cleared courtesy of a big road project but we got stopped on 27 just below the Little Quil crossing




The river running full but not yet raging with runoff






Couple of feet of snow there and several feet just up the steep slope




There were clumps of sodden snow still crying “Winter” from the boughs of trees at the 3000' level




Backtracking to 2850 we snorkeled down Penny Crk Road to the Double LL for burgers before taking Snow Crk and Woods Rd back to Blyn.


Thanks Ken and Red for coming along we'll check the snow level somewhere out of Quilcene this Sunday. dd
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #2991
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Around the Olympics

If anyone is interested in going, I am planning on taking a 3 or 4 day ride around the Olympics this weekend. My plan so far is to head up the Skok.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #2992
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If anyone is interested in going, I am planning on taking a 3 or 4 day ride around the Olympics this weekend. My plan so far is to head up the Skok.
I'm working on the bimmer and entertaining guests this weekend but if that falls through I might ride West on an intercept. Post up some photos of snow levels and road conditions as you can. Dave
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:15 PM   #2993
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but if that falls through I might ride West on an intercept.
If it does, and you decide to, shoot me an email. Not sure what cell coverage is like up the Clearwater, I will make sure to check when I am in the land of the vampires.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:03 PM   #2994
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Wynoochee Lake loop last Sunday- Snow

Took a loop from 101 to Wynoochee Lake on Sunday 6/4 (Tom Mehren's "Dualsport Rides throught Western WA, route #9 Wynoochee East Loop). FS roads in great shape, but ran into snow at 3000 feet on FS 2364 near Dusk Point. We trudged our way through a couple of drifts, then got a look at the road ahead and just saw more. Road seems to climb another 300 feet or so before cresting so we back tracked to FS23 to the lake. FAST, FAST, FAST with nobody out there.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #2995
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Took a loop from 101 to Wynoochee Lake on Sunday 6/4 (Tom Mehren's "Dualsport Rides throught Western WA, route #9 Wynoochee East Loop). FS roads in great shape, but ran into snow at 3000 feet on FS 2364 near Dusk Point. We trudged our way through a couple of drifts, then got a look at the road ahead and just saw more. Road seems to climb another 300 feet or so before cresting so we back tracked to FS23 to the lake. FAST, FAST, FAST with nobody out there.

Is this the spot? This was saturday and no way was I going to make it over the top.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #2996
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Spider Lake view from above.



Now this guy seems well fed.

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:19 PM   #2997
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Food for thought....

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Now this guy seems well fed.

Is this the obligatory food photo?!!
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #2998
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Is this the obligatory food photo?!!
Well, it definitely was fresh, and they were bite size morsels, but it didn't smell very good. So what the hell... two out of three ain't bad.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #2999
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Skate Cr west snow report

Checking out snow levels Sun compared to last month, now up to 3300-3600 ft on Fr's 8440/84/47 above Skate Cr and Packwood, nearlly 1000 ft diff. Last weeks cool spell slowed the melt!








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Finally got a day off to go riding. Anyone up for a poke around the southern section of the Olympic National Forest?
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