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    Osborne Mountain Weekend

    Good time was had by all. Tough trail but totally worth it.
    Pictures will have to wait until Tuesday.
    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    Fun time indeed!

    Fantastic weather, great crew, sweet trails. Couldn't get much better than this. 10 of us worked our collective butts off all day Saturday and we made great progress toward reclaiming the trails from the nature, but they could use still some more TLC. It'd be nice if one more weekend like this could be scheduled later in the summer when huckleberries are ready for pick'n...

    Peter the Sawyer
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    Mt. Rainier in-your-face
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    First descent
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    Cooling off at Granite Lake. Snow still visible on the other side of the lake.
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    Start of the final descent
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    Into the woods...
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    More pics here:
    June '13 Osbourne Workparty Weekend - Bruiser's Photos

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    You guys/gals are killing it with the backcountry work parties this year!

    Lake looks coooold!

    EB

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    Thanks guys ! Looks awesome. Wish I could have been there - for the riding and swimming part LOL. It's great to keep these backcountry routes accessible. I've never been there after snow melt.

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    Re: Osborne Mountain Weekend

    I did some do gooder (why am I doing this) work party down around Osborn lookout in late 90s and glad to see this is legit. Thanks M&A and team awesome for keeping this ember lit.

    You got me to thinking about the one that got away....

    Igor tried the ancient 17.1 mile Klickitat trail #7 about 10 years ago in his superman phase. He talked about endless blowdowns as it was virtually abandoned. I think time for a few phone calls and some energy to rediscover this forgotten ancient route. This would complement Osborn and even st. Helens. Both Osborn and Klickitat are 2 to 2.5 hours from Seattle closer than DG....

    Photo is page from 50 choice single tracks around Portland (trails within 3 hours of Portland). The Author is Michael Orendurf copyright 1990 dream shade designs... includes Osborn mt. Trail...

    On the web:
    http://www.cascadesingletrack.com/GP...tat/trail.html

    (Area "7" status unknown!)
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffo...a/?recid=31338

    Pictures of section of route sept 2012..
    http://www.pbase.com/jimthode/7trail_st_john_to_mission
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    pictures

    the boyees
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    Mt Osborne is within the Sawtooth area of Gifford Pinchot National Forest


    A forest lookout is on top an escarpment - it's called High Rock

    High Rock is at 5400 feet and provides an outstanding view of Mt Rainier.

    G O N Z

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    Last edited by Dave_schuldt; 07-02-2013 at 09:16 PM.
    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    Now you're talking.

    I've got a copy of that book floating around somewhere too, also '50 choice single tracks in the Willamette Valley'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Len.Francies View Post
    I did some do gooder (why am I doing this) work party down around Osborn lookout in late 90s and glad to see this is legit. Thanks M&A and team awesome for keeping this ember lit.

    You got me to thinking about the one that got away....

    Igor tried the ancient 17.1 mile Klickitat trail #7 about 10 years ago in his superman phase. He talked about endless blowdowns as it was virtually abandoned. I think time for a few phone calls and some energy to rediscover this forgotten ancient route. This would complement Osborn and even st. Helens. Both Osborn and Klickitat are 2 to 2.5 hours from Seattle closer than DG....

    Photo is page from 50 choice single tracks around Portland (trails within 3 hours of Portland). The Author is Michael Orendurf copyright 1990 dream shade designs... includes Osborn mt. Trail...

    On the web:
    Klickitat Mountain Biking and Hiking Trail #7

    (Area "7" status unknown!)
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffo...a/?recid=31338

    Pictures of section of route sept 2012..
    Klickitat Trail #7 from St John Lake to the Mission Mtn Ridge Photo Gallery by Jim Thode at pbase.com

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    Came here for an update on Osborne... what great work!
    I was paging through an old guide book (Poffenbarger's Mtn Biking Washington) today to find inspiration and discovered this trail.
    Does anyone have waypoints they could share? I want to be sure to find the trailhead efficiently.
    Eat. Ride. Sleep. Repeat

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