Next Summer: Duvall IV (WA) Swim Ride

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by das Rider, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. das Rider

    das Rider Professional Hobbyist

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    Duvall III was a blast and I'm looking forward to Duvall IV. I'd like to suggest that we make it in the hot part of the summer after a good rain. Why you ask? Because I want to go swimming in the pool at the base of the waterfall on Youngs Creek. Here are the coordinates: N 47 48.510' W 121 49.508'.



    We passed the falls on Duvall III but didn't stop. Dale, Tony and I stopped on out way back from Spada Lake. I wasn't carrying a camera, so Tony took a few photos for me. Thanks again Tony. Dale and I rode back out there this past Monday to see it again and I took these photos.



    So let's plan on a swim ride next summer where we strip down to our comp shorts, (you all wear some kind of cycling shorts under your riding gear don't you, don't you?) and take a cool plunge. Here is what awaits:

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    Who'd have thought this little paradise would be under this bridge?

    If you'd like to see larger versions of these photos they can be viewed here:

    http://laceyphoto.smugmug.com/gallery/843815
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  2. gentry

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    yeah, its purdy up there. I havent been there in a few years but it was cool.


    Im not sure I wanna be stipped down with you lot :huh
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  3. gentry

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    we gotta get past where the road is washed out and ride rat trap pass and maybe get over to Kennedy Hot Springs too. Beautiful place. Natural hot tub next to the river with a helluva view. Its out far enough to where you gotta earn your way there so not many people get up there...
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  4. das Rider

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    It's my understanding that the Kennedy Hot Springs don't exist any more. The area where they were is now under 50+ feet of avalanche debris. The floods one or two seasons ago (I can't remember the date) caused a massive land slide that wiped them out and destroyed many miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.

    Yep, it's gone. Here is a story: http://www.hikerbob.com/guide.php?hike=K006

    "WHITE CHUCK TRAIL 643 was heavily damaged. It’s likely the entire trail above Fire Creek will be relocated. Bridges over Kennedy Creek and the White Chuck River were also destroyed, as well as the backcountry camp, Kennedy Cabins, and Kennedy Hot Springs. The trail is inaccessible to stock. Fording of the White Chuck River is NOT recommended."
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    :huh :cry

    I think I must have been up there last right before that happened. Dood - that sucks!
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  6. toothy

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    First of all, those are wonderful pictures, got lucky with the camera again, eh Lacey?
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    Secondly, bring your wetsuit, that waters' a brisk 38F.


    Will Chiclen Little be able to make that ride or will I have to use the more versitile American "adventure bike" for tis ride?
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    I think Chicken Little would do it... I took my GS up that way when I got it.

    I think we should make a "Hardley-Scrambler" outta the shiny bike toothy..
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    Wait till you see Das's pictures from Matteanne's Olympics ride :evil
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  9. GSguy

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    Lacey, nice pics of the falls :thumb well worth the wait.

    As for rattrap pass I think if you come in from the G-falls side you can get to the start of rattrap pass (at least I think that is what mr cob said) and you can take rattrap pass road in to Darington I think he said. You just can't make the full loop on Mt loop road.
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