Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    I should be out riding
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,000

    Hansen ridge snow free yet?

    Anyone been up there yet? May check it out tomorrow.

  2. #2
    I didn't do it
    Reputation: Mookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7,855
    Be sure to bring your bullet proof vest.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kliemann53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    150
    I went up there last sunday turned back after about a mile and a half because it was to hot for my dog. Didn't see any snow and there were target shooters in the parking lot.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    695
    You need to report them to the forest service. You don't need to confront them, but the FS needs to know so that they can handle it. They are not supposed to be shooting within any reasonable distance of the trailhead. It was well posted last year that it was off limits to shooting. Are the signs gone or so shot to sh!t that they can't be read?
    2013 Ibis Ripley
    2012 Ibis Mojo SL-R
    2009 C'dale Rize 3

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kliemann53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    150
    The signs are still there I didn't have any trouble reading them. The FS office is closed Sunday and Monday so I sent an email when I got home.

  6. #6
    I didn't do it
    Reputation: Mookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7,855
    I haven't been up there this year yet but last year the signs were taken down, presumably by people target practicing. The problem is that there's still a full fledged shooting pit up there so until that pit is fully decommisioned somehow I'm pretty sure the shooting will continue, sign or no signage. The more the FS hears about it then the more likely a more permanent solution will be found.

  7. #7
    I should be out riding
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,000
    The trail is entirely snow free and open. Just a little brushing that could be done. We did some, and cut the only two small trees out of the trail. Saw 3 other groups of riders. A few people shooting at various points on the drive up, all safely into hillside backstops.

  8. #8
    I didn't do it
    Reputation: Mookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7,855
    Sounds like no shooting at the trailhead? That would be good news.

  9. #9
    I should be out riding
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,000
    No shooting at the TH itself while we were up there. The only vehicles at the TH were bikers.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,215
    What was your route? Did you go all the way to the lake?

  11. #11
    I should be out riding
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,000
    Trailhead to the "T", right and out to the end of the trail, then back to the T. Then right, down to the upper TH. Then back up, and down the way we came. This way. The lake is cool, but not enough trail to justify the road, especially having done it already.

    The area has potential if we could ever get some singletrack in there, ideally starting from I-90.

    It's amazing that Hansen ridge can be so identically constructed compared to Granite Lake, yet Hansen is a 'mountain bike trail', and DNR closed Granite to bikes.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    202
    >The lake is cool, but not enough trail to justify the road

    You skipped swimming in a mountain lake ? WTF ?

  13. #13
    I should be out riding
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,000
    I can see the moral dilemma you'd have choosing between the evils of road riding to get to a mountain lake. If you haven't been up there, check it out. The lake is worth riding to at least once.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,215
    Agreed. IF it isn't the hottest day of the year... The last mile or so to the lake has been, "put to trail" and if the trail is clear, it's pretty fun. Some cool "paved with flat boulders" creek crossings too. Looking forward to a lot of road going away and getting more trail out of it. Tough to justify the incomplete road section now though. Especially as an OAB.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    695
    This may surprise some of you that know me, since I am by nature a pessimistic cynic, but riding a logging road, as long as the surface is not shitty soft and torn up and there are no vehicles to contend with, at least you are in the woods, is a better way to spend time than almost anything else. I have days where I just don't feel like I want to be focused on navigating single-track and see some nature instead.

    I haven't done the Hansen Ridge trail/road out to the lake yet, but I am planning on it next week sometime, when it's hot again.
    2013 Ibis Ripley
    2012 Ibis Mojo SL-R
    2009 C'dale Rize 3

Similar Threads

  1. Hansen Ridge
    By MtnHound in forum Washington
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-11-2012, 09:05 PM
  2. Hansen Ridge 10/9
    By Dave_schuldt in forum Washington
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-10-2011, 10:08 PM
  3. Hansen Ridge Maintenance
    By brianjp18 in forum Washington
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-29-2011, 08:43 PM
  4. Hansen Ridge RR
    By r1de in forum Washington
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-24-2011, 12:34 AM
  5. Hansen Ridge Access
    By Eddie Mudster in forum Washington
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-23-2011, 09:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •