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Old 09-06-2011, 08:38 AM   #16
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Awesome stuff HH. I have been dreaming of doing a similar ride. Perhaps in late Sept we could go scout and ride some of the route. I think i might need a different steed for a ride of that magnitude, mine is all scratched up. Sure wish I could have rode Angels Staircase and Pyramid MT back in the day.
I saw pics and video of your Entiat adventure. I wish I could have been there for that one.
We should do a Fall trip again this year, I'll bring the puking bike for that one.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:40 AM   #17
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I'll give you more than three days notice this time. BC and several other spots are calling, how much time do you have?
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:51 AM   #18
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I'll give you more than three days notice this time. BC and several other spots are calling, how much time do you have?
Time off should not be a problem. Looking forward to it.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:58 AM   #19
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Yep, just opened. Mad Lake and Chikamin Tie still closed, too wet.
I just looked at my old pictures, I went up October 25th 2008 and the trail to Mad Lake was covered in snow (they closed the area the next day). So it sounds like it'll be a super short season.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:59 AM   #20
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mine is all scratched up.


couldn't imagine why... ..

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Old 09-06-2011, 09:43 AM   #21
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This is my first time riding through these meadows in the Summer, and I am awstruck by the blooming flowers everywhere. I arrive at Boiling Lake, which actually has several boils in the bottom that can be seen from Horse Head Pass, my next destination.


The trail climbs steeper after leaving the lake and turns into switchbacks and boulder fields.
Can you say Erzberg?


More tight switchbacks.

Horse Head Pass is the highest motorized pass in the state at 7500'. When I finally reach the summit, I am greated by this old time marmot, their shrill whistles can be heard in the scree fields around the valley.

I am also rewarded with this spectacular view looking east at Eagle Lake.

After meditating, doing yoga, and just plain ole staring off into the vast mountain ranges, I make the two hour trek down the mountain toward the campground. It's later in the afternoon, close to 6pm when I finally get ready to set up camp. I reach down into my coyote bag for my hammock, only to discover this...................................

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:37 AM   #22
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Hell yea, now the fun starts!
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:45 PM   #23
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In fact our mantra for our camp fire story telling was "boats and ho's"
Don't forget "Burn your dead!"

I finally made it home at midnight last night. Waited out the traffic at beautiful Lake Chelan State Park.

It is amazing to me that Mr. H rode those switchbacks with all his gear. I had a hard time riding them on my trailbike. The shale sections and exposed sidehills were sketchy too! What a workout!

What a place!

Keep it coming! I know there is more...
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:58 PM   #24
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I can add some color commentary, but sadly no pictures. I forgot my hydration backback at home, and with it my camera. Last year we were here in October and everything was in various hues of gold. This year, 6 weeks earlier, deep green and full bloom. I stopped at Walmart in Wenatchee late Friday night on my way to the campground and found a hydration pack and stocked up on some eats. Not doing these trails without mucho water.

Saturday morning I awake to find HH (and later Master Marine (Mike)) cruising the campground like foraging bears. Shrubitup was supposed to meet us Saturday AM early, but got a text message Friday night, just be entering the cell free zone that it would be late Saturday at best. Saturday AM we shift things around and consolidate on one camp spot next to the creek with a small rock waterfall making lots of rushing creek sounds. Very nice private spots and hardly anyone there - even on a Labor day weekend.

Now time for the next installment from HH.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #25
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Boats and ho's! for all was the plan!

Hey Double H, where'd your hammock go? Oh wait, I bet there's a solution at camp waiting for you.

This year we did Uno Peak trail loop. We also did that one primitive trail and to its "end" but found that it descended rather than climbed that un-named ridge trail. Adding in Uno peak to the mix I put on 73 trail and FS road miles all on a 2.1 gallon tank with fuel left.

I cruised over Snoq. pass last night around 830PM - no traffic delays anywhere. I love the route you took and now must go buy a DRZ.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:40 PM   #26
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Another great HH write up and pictoral, hope it holds out for the end of the month for my dew trip
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:43 PM   #27
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What ? Oh shit man!
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:06 PM   #28
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Great report and pics!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #29
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I take a few minutes and try and repair some ruts a motorcycle made trying to bypass a creek crossing. I don't know why anyone would disrespect such a beautiful place.
Saw your handywork there the next day. Thank you!
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:18 PM   #30
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So, will H squared become a bear taco or is that beautiful shell lost forever in the wilderness? Will he ever see his family and friends again? For the answer to these questions and many more, stay tuned to " Mad River/\Devils Backbone/\Foggy Dew".

C'mon, mang.
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