Bike Fishing on the Middle Fork
Join Jason ‘Goods’ of Swift Industries for an overnight cycling and angling.
When: Swift Campout on June 20-21
Where: Middle Fork Campground, Snoqualmie River.
Meeting time/place: 12pm, Mail Box Peak parking area (Discover Pass Required)
Distance/Terrain: Approx. 10 miles. Unpaved, mostly smooth graded dirt, some area will be rough but short. Recommend 35mm or larger tires.
Link of route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7893280
Driving Direction to parking area: (Discover Pass Required)
Take exit 34 from I-90. Head north on 468th Ave SE for approximately half a mile until the intersection with the SE Middle Fork Road. Turn right onto the Middle Fork Road. Follow SE Middle Fork Road 2.2 miles to the stop sign at the junction with SE Dorothy Lake Road. Head left onto SE Middle Fork Road and drive .3 miles. Take the turnoff to the trailhead on the right and continue a short distance to the parking lot.
Link to good bike route to meeting point:
We will bike up the beautiful Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie to fish the Middle Fork and Taylor Rivers along with some other smaller tributaries up-river. The campground has limited access this year due to road construction so the auto traffic should be minimal and the campground should be pretty peaceful. Update: Turns out, the road is open to auto traffic on the weekends, FYI. I had previously read it was going continue being closed to autos.
The road is mostly graded dirt, some sections could be chunky and muddy from construction. The pit toilets should be unlocked, I am not sure about plumbed water but the river is very close by. Bring a way to purify water. Plus bring along all your food, shelter, fish gear etc. Feel free to bring a little wood for the fire and a flask of whiskey to share while telling fish tails!
What to bring:
-Clothes, camp gear, shelter, etc.
-Fishing Gear, unless you just chill’in.
–Fishing license, you can get a yearly license or just a 3 day license at the Washington Fish and Wildlife site
-A bit of fire wood
For more info, to sign up and come along please email jason(at)builtbyswift.com