It's kinda crazy heading out into the forest from the Mineral lake. The best meeting place is the Headquarters tavern in Mineral, WA 98355. In between Mineral lake North and Mineral Lake South is Forest Road 74. It heads into the Pleasant Valley Christian Campground but if you veer left it will take you into hundreds of square miles of federal timberlands. This round trip is not for amateurs it will take you through tight technical switch backs, tight rope muddy single track, rock slides and wash outs. There is no cell reception in this area so be prepared. I love this route for the pucker factor. This is my back yard and I can help for recovery or suggesting a place to stay. Be careful a Northwest Forest Pass is required in this area. The Forest Patrol covers this area daily. With all that said, be careful if the logging trucks are running, the hunters are hunting, or the snow drifts are shutting you down. Enjoy!