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Stoked Spoke Adventure Series

Episode II

Wednesday, January 20th

6:30-9:30 

Rhino Room, Capitol Hill, Seattle

 

SINLAHEKIN VALLEY-OKANOGAN LOOP

North-Central Washington’s Sinlahekin Valley lured us in for this 4.5 day journey through a mix of pavement, dirt, muddy logging roads and a little unintended-ish trespassing. Days were pleasant, nights were chilly and the route was a bit of an adventure of topo-map-driven exploration with a few route surprises. As accessible as the area is, it was surprisingly empty despite how gorgeous the area is and how fun it is to explore. Hopefully our experiences and route will encourage others to get out there too!

Start/End Okanogan, WA

Mileage
 120 miles

Duration: 5 days

Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7315232

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OLYMPIC ADVENTURE ROUTE (OAR)

Make this worthy of posting on our blog please. 
Our route took us from Port Angeles west to the Elwha River where we linked up to the Olympic Adventure Route, 25 miles of woodsy single-track in the hills between Hwy 101 and Hwy 112. We then headed down to the tiny town of Joyce and out to the coastal woods and tide pools of Crescent Bay. We camped at Salt Creek Campground, and in the morning rode back to Port Townsend via Hwy 112 and the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Start/End: 
Port Angeles, WA

Mileage: 
57 miles

Duration: 
1-2 days

Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11810580

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DESERT DESSERT

A loop in Central Washington exploring the high highs, low lows, and lots in between – all with a backdrop of some of the most beautiful terrain in the state. As originally pitched by Ben: “At least 85% dirt, much of that is single or two track. Loads of desert canyons similar to Umptanum, More that a couple ghost towns, and two mountain tops.”

Start/end: Cle Elum

Mileage: 160

Duration: 3 days

Whiskey consumed: 3 bottles

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8035224

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ENTRY #1 GIFFORD PINCHOT

A 200 mile 3-5 day loop exploring the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in SW Washington.  The loop is on mixed terrain and explores areas without much car traffic.  It uses some beautiful campgrounds and includes long but not too challenging climbs.  There are great views of the Cascades.  It goes by the Ape Caves, Lake Takhlakh, and Trout Lake and crosses the PCT a few times.  It includes my favorite descent in the world.

Existing blog entry: http://alexwetmore.org/archives/487.html

Start/End: Battle Ground, WA

Total miles: 220ish

Duration: 5 days

Map: http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/1260691283