Gifford Pinoch National Park In Southern Washington
October 17-19, 2008
Sky: Mostly clear and cool
OK I only saw Mt St. Helens from about 100 miles away while standing on a ridge but the views were spectacular. It was a bit of a dual sport ride with some sections of road up to about 15 miles long. But for the most part this was true single track with really only 1 line and virtually nowhere to pass. There was a U-groove and it could easily catch a tire and suck you up the side of the mountain or down off the edge.
All of the riders(except about 4) went at a good pace. This made it a little scary as a lot of the trails run along steep cliffs and mountain sides. Our guide was very strict in keeping us on off-road motor cycle trails. Absolutely no hiking trails for us.
The views are of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mount Rainier and spots along the way, hey.