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Dette and I have been talking about a ride in Tahuya state park, washington state. We have set aside the 22nd of March. Anyone interested we would love to have as many as would like join us. Any of you that have used this area before would be a great help as we are new to it.
 

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This coming Saturday.....looking forward to a little get together. Anyone interested is welcome to join us :D
 

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on another post there was a question about when and where at tahuya.

As Dette has to deal with the ferry system she will be there about 10. DaveF and I are meeting at the little creek casino at 8 30 in the big parking lot just west of the gas station. The casino is just south of Shelton.

There are three parking lots at Tahuya. We will be going to the one called elfendahl. Looking at the map, it looks like we go into Belfair a few blocks to the main intersection and turn left going down a few miles to the elfendahl road taking a right. It is just a few miles up that on the left.

go to waatva.org and look up trails. Hit on the tahuya, it will bring it up for you. Those not familiar with this site should get involved if possible. The site is for off road enthusiasts and helps the forest service keep our trails open. Without the volunteer help we could lose a lot of freedom using these areas. The 29th we are having what they call the great rock haul. I believe the Forest service has several trailers for doing this. The more the merrier and by volunteering some time they will issue discover passes.
 

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I'm in! It looks like I should try to be there (elfendahl) around the same time as Dette. I'm going to be taking my gray Chevy pick up with the TW on my hitch carrier. See you there!
 

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Wait what...that's today! dam! Kids have baseball. I am about 1.5 hours from Shelton. I am going to look it up for future use. Post pictures guys. That would be nice.
 

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What a shame Matt. We had a great time of it. 4 tw's in a pack was nice. There will be photos coming forsure as Dette and DaveF took a few as did lrppcer. The sun came out in the afternoon. My fingers gave me problems in the morn. Took the handlebar gloves off the rincon and put them on the tw and that helped considerably. Was sure nice to meet some fellow Tdubers. Looking forward to doing some other areas in the state.
 

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Some members from Western WA met today at Tahuya State Park, near Belfair, WA. The park is popular for off road riding with motorcycles and quads, on numerous trails and gravel roads. I am attaching photographs that include Plumbstratight, Dette, lrppcer and myself (DaveF), who rode our TW200's at the park. We also had two (guest - friends) who didn't ride but joined us for the day. It was a fun time for all. My "Thanks to the group and let's do this again!"

DaveF at Tahuya State Park.JPG Dette at Tahuya State Park.JPG Lunch at Tahuya State Park.JPG TW200 Riders at Tahuya State Park.JPG
 

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Tahuya Ride Report (w/ pics!)

Post pictures guys. That would be nice.
Well, we did it! We managed to get some folks from the forum together for a ride. Tahuya State Forest is wonderful!! It offered something for everyone and their riding capabilities. Paved roads, gravel roads, wide 4x4 trails, double track atv trails, and single track motorcycle trails...all of which are able to be ridden by our little dual-sports.



We met and set out from the Elfendahl Pass trailhead/parking lot/staging area, and went across the street to try the 4x4 Loop. It ended up being a little much for some that were inexperienced with off-road riding.



We decided to split up for a while. Dave and Dette wanted to explore the dirt roads, while Plumb and I decided to continue on the 4x4 loop. Dirt, rocks, puddles, forest, clear cuts, and a Porche. Wait...what?! Well, at least I think it was a Porche SUV. It and another high end Jeep were trying their luck today too.


plumbstraight finding a Porche in the woods

After meeting back up for lunch, we all went out together to find our way around on the gravel roads. The journey was made more interesting as we learned how out-of-date our maps were.




LRPPCER's bike, DaveF, plumbstraight, and Dette


DaveF in action - Dave, your blinker is on dude!


plumbstraight watching over the collection


Loaded up for home

It was a good day. We got a chance to meet, and since none of us had been to Tahuya, it was a good to learn about a good place to ride on the wet-side. A funny thing happened when we were getting ready to go home. A random guy drove in with a TW in the bed of his Ford Ranger. He did a lap and left like he was looking for a friend or something. We tried to wave him down. An interesting coincidence I think. I know that there were more pics taken, and others will provide their own 2 cents...and I can't wait.
 

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Some good photo's. Sure had a good time with the three of you. Had to laugh when I saw that dirty sweatshirt after that spill. I am going to go back and find the other end of that trail.
 

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Awesome pics. I would love to go and try that. I am not as experienced as most of you, but I will def give it my all. I was looking as waatv.org and realized that the foot hills loop in Port Angeles is the one near my house. Just 8 miles up the road on little river. Although I like to call it "flying lead road" cuz that is where a lot of people go to shoot. You have to watch out fore some people who don't know the shooting etiquette for the area, and just randomly shoot. There is also another trail that I want to try, half way to lake Creasant.
 

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Beautiful country up there. Have been around the "loop" several times. Used to live at Lake Ozette when I was a small feller. Dad fell timber for Johnny Maines. Went to that little one room school called Royal. Was sad to see it burned down. Some great tw riding up there. Taking the road from Port Angeles to Neah bay would be a great weekend. Start putting it together Matt.

A ride up to hurricane ridge would be a great finish for a good ride. Any goats left up there. I know they took them out down around Quinalt lake up in the enchanted valley.
 

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I really enjoyed meeting and riding with you all. I think a great time was had by all but it certainly would be nice to have good maps of the trails and roads.

As for the guy who drove through the parking lot with the TW in the back of his truck, maybe he took one look at us and decided we looked too sketchy....lol....that was odd, seeing another TW rider and him not even noticing all of ours.

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FYI - there are bathrooms at the Elfendahl parking lot :)
 

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They were clean and had paper to finish the job, what more could a person ask. Was a great outing. can't wait to get together again. Thanks for all the pics. Wife likes them and to know who I was hanging out with. Next trip we will all have a fifth, she will most likely chain me to the garage lol.
 

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Great to see that you guys had a good meet-up and ride!

There's definitely something special about a TW group ride. It's always nice to show riders of other enduros just how serious these silly little bikes can be, but riding with other T-dubbers who already get it really can't be beat.
 
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