Looks like a great place to ride.
Friend pulled his husaberg out and asked me if we should roll somewhere Sunday... I said “At dawn... we ride.”
Took off from just northeast of Enumclaw and headed over the mountain for some beautiful views and lunch at Whistlin’ Jacks riverside restaurant.
A few rough roads and trails, couldn’t finish a ride without eating s**t at least once, hit a bunch of loose gravel towards the bottom of the mountain where the road had recently been graded... Fat Gypsy went down hard, gonna need a new face shield for my helmet, but all the right gear kept me safe except for some minor scratches.
It was still a blast! Can’t wait to do it again.
See pictures below:
Big Blake and his TW
Some Smokey views from the lookout tower.
Loadin up and headin home.
Last edited by TWBigBlake; 07-28-2019 at 07:19 PM.
Looks like a great place to ride.
1993 TW200 just shy of 46,000 miles
Nice TWbiglake! Nice country. Is there a big lake down tacoma way? I used to live on big lake, east of Mt Vernon
Found out the hard way not to use your head to save the bike??
I was the Transportation System Planner and Manager for the Wenatchee Okanogan National Forest and I am very familiar with the roads and trails in the Naches area.....you might consider riding over the Naches Pass Trail/4X4 route from near Enumclaw to the Little Naches....from there..... there are thousands of miles of trails and roads to ride in the sunshine...from there you can ride to Canada or even Alaska.....Oregon or Idaho..... that is nearly ideal dual sport riding country...
I have been retired for about 25 years so my information may be out of date but I have ridden all of the trails that are open to motorcycles.....including many that were open before Wilderness Legislation ……..Like they say in Alaska..."I hope to see you down the trail."
Last edited by bartruff; 07-29-2019 at 07:52 AM.
... I cursed the earth for its savage prank and attempted to head-butt it to let It know who’s boss.
In the words of the great Will Farrell... “You lose that battle 9 times out of 10.”
So we did part of the Naches trail but broke off to take a few of the easier trails and reconnected up to forest service roads to get to Whistlin Jacks lodge. Can’t wait to take on some of the other areas as I get more experience and build more confidence.
The Naches Trail was used by the Native People to trade and raid the Costal and Puget Sound Tribes....and by the early explorers (Canoe and Saddle) , by the Longmire Party and by the Army...…
After WWII when the Soldier Boys returned to the Yakima Valley, after they had knocked up their wives and girl friends they turned to Jeeping for some fun …. at that time Jeeping involved drinking a lot of beer and tearing hell out of the country side...... and they formed the Ridge Runners Jeep Club..... Naches Pass was one of their favorite places and they did a lot of work to make it passable for Jeeps....
I also worked as a Transportation Planner for the Mt Baker Snoqualmie...…..the Forest Service people in the Regional Office and the Mount Baker Snoquallmie wanted to close the Historical trail to motorized use...but the Supervisors on the Wenatchee insisted that it stay available to 4X4s and motorcycles and it was kept out of the Wilderness for that purpose...……. a rare win for the semi primitive motorized users....
The Wenatchee (a rural forest} has a extensive systems of 4X4 Routes and motorized trails.....the Mt Baker Snoqualmie ( a urban forest)…..not so much...