Greenwater to Naches

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by sirloynz, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    Rode the 7030 to Naches yesterday. The weater was perfect and the rain from Saturday kept the dust down. I hope to do it again before the snow hits!

    The matchstick forest on 7036

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    More matchstick forest

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    Barney Reimann memorial at the 7030/7036 intersection

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    One of our favorite snowmobile clearcuts

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    Moss covered trees

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    Looking down the south side of Mt. Clifty

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    View of Mt. Rainier from Mt. Clifty

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    Found a deep rut on the 941

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    Mud from said rut

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    It's hard to believe these guys make it all the way up to Greenwater Lakes

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  2. Beelzabob

    Beelzabob Meep Meep

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    Killer ride!

    Let me know next time you're thinking about it. I wanna go!
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  3. Gobius

    Gobius Been here awhile

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    I did this ride from Greenwater to Stampede Pass a few weeks ago. That matchstick forest is kind of creepy.
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  4. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    Got a plate on your 300? :evil
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  5. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    It's creepy riding there in the snow too

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    Great view of the mountain when the sun was going down

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  6. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    beautiful -
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  7. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    When you heading up for a ride, Dave? Your new toy would be perfect for some Skagit dualsportin'! Do you have a plate on the Honda?
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  8. guns_equal_freedom

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  9. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Wish I could load up today but my list won't allow. Just got fresh tags for the Honda yesterday! :clap Hope I don't get a letter from the DMV but it's an '01 and has been plated since then. Should have my 525 motor back (again) this weekend and then ----- let it rain man. Super dusty here.
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  10. Beelzabob

    Beelzabob Meep Meep

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    Why yes! A matter of fact I do. :deal

    Woo whoooo!:clap
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  11. markjenn

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    Anybody got a track for this ride? A friend and I are thinking about doing it tomorrow.

    - Mark
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  12. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    Sorry, I still don't know how to use my Garmin. :huh

    Went back to the same area today to explore.

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  13. windmill

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    You can get a Snoqualmie ranger district map from any ranger station, they show all the roads.
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  14. markjenn

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    Just got back from the expedition. Great fun, but the 4WD Natches Pass trail was a cluster-f*&^. We caught a parade of 20+ Jeep CJ's and the like crawling along at 3mph and, of course, nobody had the courtesy to pull over for a few seconds and let bikes pass. We probably spent an hour ensnarled in this mess. At the E end was a traffic jam of about 60 4WD's, all hanging out, everybody drinking beer, and blocking the trail. The lack of common courtesy was simply amazing. A couple of them stretched their eloquence talents by screamed "f&^% you" as they passed us later on the pavement when we pulled over for a water break.

    Coming back, we took the 1913 route to the N and it was simply stupendous. The views from the ridgeline of Ranier and the Cascades were the best I've ever seen. A few cars/bikes but not many.

    Anybody thinking of exploring this area, do it, but if its a weekend, stay off the Natches pass 4WD route.

    - Mark
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  15. JimVT

    JimVT Enumclaw

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    I rode the 7030 over and only met a few 4x's today. I must be lucky 'cause I done the natches trail several times and the most I hit was 5 and they stopped to let me by.
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  16. turnsleft

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    I guess when you fall off your Harley enough times you get a 4X4.

    Lorne, have fun getting us some more pictures tomorrow.:lurk
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  17. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    The same thing has happened to me on numerous occasions, even had a few that wanted to brawl on the trail.
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  18. Gramp-Z

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    I don't want to date myself , but we used to have the same problems up there back in 79' . Government Medows was the worst bottleneck , they would keep getting stuck / winching each other out and wouldn't stop to let us pass . Floating in beer and testosterone added to the pack mentality . We had our small bore bikes blast by up on the rim of the pit , and those of us on big bore bikes followed , leaving an accidental rooster tail of the fresh mud up on top . Seemed to anger them a little , darn . Even back then , the fine for going off the tracks were kind of steep , think it was $2,000 . Hope to have a mid sized dual sport by next spring . Have to get in touch with you when i do , short hope from my house .
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