Small rides for Big Views...

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Sedro Tom, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I met Turnsleft at the S. Skagit
    Park & Ride

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    we headed up FS 17

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    first Big View stop looks toward the Bay over Skagit Valley

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    then we head over to FS1730

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    2nd Big View looks east to Glacier Peak
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    then west to Mt Baker
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    south overlooking the valley we came up
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    then we headed up FS1705
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    our trusty steeds with a Big View

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    Big View was blocked by this small slide

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    then a Big View of this old monster
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    then on down to the BirdsView...

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    for this Big View

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    thanks for the friew Kelvy and a great ride.:clap :nod :thumbup
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  2. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    I looked for you two on the other side of the valley when I got to the glacier. I made it up to the red dot. My legs hurt!

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  3. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I seen that red dot! I was seeing lot's of dot's. Didn't
    associate it with you.:lol3
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  4. turnsleft

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    Tom showing up at the appointed place and time. Off we go for some 17-18 FS fun.

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    Looking out towards Tom's domicile. He said something about fog and
    cold.

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    Looking kinda towards the SE.

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    More towards the south.

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    Glacier Peak, what a cool day to go riding.

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    Thanks for the burger and fries and showing me the other big fir tree. Only
    been by it ten times without seeing it.:lol3 The fast red one still gets better gas milage than the green one. Seen three grouse and one snake. Good ride.

    :wave Lorne, I kept looking at Baker but didn't see ya over there.
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  5. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    Have you been up that high on Railroad Grade, Tom? It looks like the moon or mars in some places. I'd love to ride a sled up there! Let's drag the Cap'n up there before the snow starts to fall. Mmmmmmmmmmmmkay?

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    Did you see any Whistlin' Jacks? A few of them waddled right up to me, probably begging for some snacks. :D

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  6. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    nice pics guys.. ill have to look that area up now that I'm up in your neck of the woods.. you guys are making retirement look pretty cool.. :lol3
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  7. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I haven't been that High before Loren. I have seen
    those Woolley Marmot's. I talked with some one
    from the east coast who thought they were badgers.:nod
    We'll get a sled and you can drag me and the Capt. up there.:thumbup :eek1
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  8. oldx

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    Nice pic's guy's.
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  9. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog Supporter

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    I'm thinking it's tough to be a Marmot on Mt Baker.
    So, who fired the bloody missle over by Glacier?
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  10. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Is the Marmot related to the beaver?
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  11. IpponDuro

    IpponDuro Now with Camel Toe

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  12. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    Was it the guy with two dogs at Sauk Mountain that said that? The three of you were talking to him on this switchback while you were waiting for me.

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  13. sirloynz

    sirloynz Long timer

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    I saw that contrail too and thought the same thing. :confused
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  14. WetSideRider

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    Location is everything. Imagine the traffic jam on Granite Mountain on a sunny fall weekday, compared to Loren all by himself up at Baker.

    If you want more stunning views and a little more work, put on some snow capable boots and climb Ruth Mountain. Possibly some of the best mountain views in the world, not just the beautiful Northwest. Call me if you want company.
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  15. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Another guy, another time.

    "I saw that contrail too and thought the same thing."

    I think the Capt. has a missile launcher on that KLX. something smelled funny.:lol3
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  16. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog Supporter

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    It might have been the Capt, but that was no missle. :nod
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