My wife and I were over in Cle Elum today intending to do a little work on our property, but it was a nice late fall day and we "happened" to have our bikes with us so we decided to ride a short loop in the Teanway instead.
Conditions were varied...in the shade everything was frozen and grippy, up on the open ridges where the sun was shining traction could be a bit iffy. The areas with moto chowder were interesting, the top would be frozen but it was easy to break through and experience a very sudden deceleration
We were the only car parked down by the turnaround and the only tracks we saw were from deer, elk, bobcat and bear. Given what's forecasted to come this weekend, get it now if you want some before next year.
Here are a few photos to share.
My wife stopping for a sugar boost on one of the road climbs. We hit a little snow starting at about 2700 feet, but snow was never an issue on the ride.
Views were great all around.
This greeted us about halfway down the Ridge trail. We ignored it and pushed on - nobody was out there but us.
The middle part of the ridge trail is trashed from the logging. We could see parts of it, but in other places we carried our bikes over slash. A lot of the trail has been turned into logging road. It's going to need a re-route and rebuild (I would like to help).
Here is the sign on the other side.
West Fork of the Teanaway.
Main stem of the Teanaway near the campground.
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