Upper Leftcoast, Lake Wenatchee, Washington I told Fallsright (turnsleft) that I would pick him up at 6:00 AM. I was close. We're taking the new to me truck on it's first adventure so it's a goat rope to get everything where it needs to be. In about 2 1/2 hrs we meet Wetsiderider at the Lake Wenatchee turnoff off Hwy 2. He has a NEW sweet 250 Husky that needs a proper de-noobing. Uhh, what do you mean it won't start? No worries, as a true adventure rider he takes her off the trailer and follows us to Alder Ridge Trailhead. He'll worry about the ride home at the proper time. We gear up and take the lower Chikamin trail to "warm up". It's only in the low 80's here already. We stop at one of the stream crossings as Capt. Fallsright wants to get wet and do his salmon impression he's so famous for. After we get all his scales wetted down up the trail we go. We get turned aroung by a blowdown on the Upper Chikamin, so backtrack to the Minnow Ridge Trail. What the heck, we've never been to most of these places and both trails meet up up the mountain anyhow. Fallsright loves dirt for breakfast. We motor up the hill towards Chikamin Tie Trail that would take us up to Mad Lake up on top of the range. Some pretty tight switchbacks (we learn later that these were nothing comapred to what's coming up) where in store. And let the de-noobing begin! When we get to the Tie we find this. Closed to horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles because of "wet" conditions. OK, we get on the logging road and haul back to our original departure point. After a spot of lunch we go up Alder Ridge Trail. Steep, rocky, and great switchbacks. Fallsright said one was so tight he saw the back of his head. Weather is changing rapidly but now we're on top of the mountain so what are gong to do? Just enjoy the scenery, the ride, and your companions! We decide to take the easy way down and have another great ride to Maverick Saddle. There were a couple of neat stream crossings but didn't stop for photos as we were getting wet. Dan's low fuel light was on so he went back towards his in-op beemer (and fuel) and we went back to the trailhead. He reported taking on 1.83 gallons into his 1.9 gallon tank. All of us were soaked. We meet up with Dan and as he's waiting on the tow truck we leave him to his beer and burger and we beat feet back over the mountain to the wet side. Thanks you guys, another great ride. My GPS reported 402 total miles.