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This is the route I have chosen for the annual Lake Wenatchee ride. The route was pre-ridden last week. There are a couple of alternative advanced routes possible if the FS can get some more trails cleared. The Billy Creek trail had not been cleared as of last Saturday. Many of the trail clearing crews are busy on fire suppression.

The yellow and gold marked trails are the planned route (we have to have a yellow route, its tradition :thumbsup: ). A mix of tougher trails on the way to Tyee and easier trail back to Maverick Saddle/Goose Creek. The red are optional side trails. I estimate the total miles to be around 65. I am open to ideas and suggestions. :ride:

Downloadable Mad River Map link

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Thanks to Old_Man_Time for hosting the map for me.

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This is going to be an excellent ride. Thanks for the pre-run and map.

I'm supposed to work that day, that just may not happen. :thumbsup:

Any alternate plan for the non plated bikes coming down from Maverick. You must have a plate on your new KTM eh?

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we have to have a yellow route, its tradition :thumbsup:

ha, too good :ride:

that looks like a great route. how many miles?

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ha, too good :thumbsup:

that looks like a great route. how many miles?

I think about 65, but the two track should help extend fuel for those that need it.

TONY

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Any alternate plan for the non plated bikes coming down from Maverick. You must have a plate on your new KTM eh?

Alder Ridge from the Tyee Ridge/Upper Mad River Jct. I plan on printing extra maps and highlight these options for riders.

Both of my KTM's are plated and neither are all that new anymore. :thumbsup::applause::ride: It has been fun!

TONY

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I hope I can make it... I too have been busy fighting fire. Tony- my bike hasn't been washed since I rode with you last if that tells you anything! We'd be leaving from Goose Creek, right? I will probably need help getting there again, I might be able to find my way but I don't want to get lost trying :thumbsup:

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This sounds like a great ride Tony, sucks that I can't make it. :ride: But maybe something will change :thumbsup: We will have to see.

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I suggest you do the 1421 trail from Lost Lake to the Mad River Trail it's only 3 1/2 miles or so. Did that one last weekend on a 650 and it was a blast.

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I suggest you do the 1421 trail from Lost Lake to the Mad River Trail it's only 3 1/2 miles or so. Did that one last weekend on a 650 and it was a blast.

I can mark that as an alternative route. Thanks for the suggestion.

TONY

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Really bummed I can't make this trip. I will be heading over for Labor Day weekend though and hope to cover this loop. Please give a full ride report with pictures! Can't wait to see it :thumbsup:

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I suggest you do the 1421 trail from Lost Lake to the Mad River Trail it's only 3 1/2 miles or so. Did that one last weekend on a 650 and it was a blast.

Just make sure you are clear with the ribbons on this trail so that riders don't continue on the 1421 trail from Lost lake South along the ridge.. This is the Hi-Yu trail.. Note the double black diamond rating on it. It's one of my favorite trails. If you know me, you'll know what I mean.. 32 years ago, alone, this is the trail that made me decide to sell my XL 350 Honda and get a Trials Bike... It was my promise to God if he got me off of that trail in one piece I would buy a smaller bike.. :thumbsup::ride:

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That's the trail I'm talking about. From Lost Lake you keep following the ridge (very steep) all the way to The Mad River trail about 1/2 mile from the trail head.

That trail was fun as hell on the 650. Some great up hills...rocky steep down hills, log crossings, side hillin' around slag piles. Good stuff.

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That's the trail I'm talking about. From Lost Lake you keep following the ridge (very steep) all the way to The Mad River trail about 1/2 mile from the trail head.

That trail was fun as hell on the 650. Some great up hills...rocky steep down hills, log crossings, side hillin' around slag piles. Good stuff.

YUP, that describes it quite well. Not as bad going South but PLEASE don't chew up the first couple dirt climbs if you can help it.. :thumbsup:

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There's no way we could have made it coming up from the Mad River.....going south is the only way to go.

Man those first two up hills were nice. come around the corner then it's up hill and long. It was pretty soft when we were up there. There were three of us riding the trail and it looked like there maybe have been 1 or 2 bikes up there before us. The traction was good all the way up the hill.

That is by far the toughest 3 1/2 miles of trail I've ridden. Fun stuff though.

Once you start heading down after those long up hills....well lets just say you're pretty much committed to riding it out.

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There's no way we could have made it coming up from the Mad River.....going south is the only way to go.

Man those first two up hills were nice. come around the corner then it's up hill and long. It was pretty soft when we were up there. There were three of us riding the trail and it looked like there maybe have been 1 or 2 bikes up there before us. The traction was good all the way up the hill.

That is by far the toughest 3 1/2 miles of trail I've ridden. Fun stuff though.

Once you start heading down after those long up hills....well lets just say you're pretty much committed to riding it out.

When I ride that area, I usually park at Maverick Saddle and then go up the Hi-Yu trail to Lost lake, then down the old Lost lake trail to Mad River, The old trail is still there but covered with logs and more straight up and down the mountain.

At Mad River, I go up the abandoned Cougar Mountain Trail to the bare rocks along the flanks of Cougar Mountain. That's where my playground begins. When done, I go back down Jimmy Creek to the saddle.

I try to ride the Hi-Yu trail without any dabs to the ground. My best score so far is a "One" at that first pile of rocks. I can ride the rest of the trail clean including the several rocky side-hill sections.

Much of this ride is "Cross-Country" so with the new rule to take affect, I'll have to become an outlaw to do the same ride three years from now or try to get the route included in their master trail map. but if they include it on the map, it will get chewed up and then be closed due to damage and there we go again... Catch 22 :ride: Can't win. :applause:

I'm curious how they are going to handle the last leg of the loop back to Goose Creek for the non-plated bikes? One time when a group of people were stuck at the trail head at Maverick Saddle with an ORV Ranger up on the road waiting, I rode up to him and asked him if it was possible for him to escort the non-plated bikes back instead of ticketing them.. Case solved. turned a law enforcement problem into a "rescue" and all was well. :thumbsup:

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I'm curious how they are going to handle the last leg of the loop back to Goose Creek for the non-plated bikes? One time when a group of people were stuck at the trail head at Maverick Saddle with an ORV Ranger up on the road waiting, I rode up to him and asked him if it was possible for him to escort the non-plated bikes back instead of ticketing them.. Case solved. turned a law enforcement problem into a "rescue" and all was well. :thumbsup:

It has been my experience that the Forest Service is looking the opposite way to non-plated bikes coming down Maverick Saddle to Deep Creek. This is only to Deep Creek so you can tie into the trail there. They want to build the tie-in trail just as bad as we want it!. The sheriff might be a different story? I was told that the road between the tommy trails is also under consideration for opening to non-plated bikes. Other than this the legal alternative is back over Alder Ridge.

We will be addressing this issue along with a couple of others at the pre-ride briefing. If we have to change our route we will to accomodate everyone.

TONY

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So Tony, since you're the tour guide, are you also going to be hauling my extra fuel for me? If you do, I promise to bring my own space blanket :thumbsup: It's been way to long since I've rode, I plan on being there for sure. Can't wait!

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What time is the fun supposed to begin? Hopefully not too early, it's a 3 hour drive for me!

Riders meeting at 09:30 and hit the trail by 10:00

We can figure out the fuel problem after you run out Chase:busted: its time you find out how far you can go :thumbsup:

TONY

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