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HomeBlewett to Mission Ridge 2-3-07
IT WAS A GOOD RIDE. I EXPECTED ICY CONDITIONS BUT THEY WERE VERY GOOD, MORE LIKE A SPRING RIDE
WHO ARE IN THE GERIATRIC STAGE? YOU AND ME?
YOU EXPANDED WELL ON MY REORT BELOW
MICK
 
On Sat. Feb. 3 Mick Steinman lead a ride from Blewitt Pass to Mission Ridge and the Naneum Airfield. Fred and Dave Wemer, Andy Smith, Ted, Mark Berg and Chuck Yadrosich enjoyed the fair weather day along with the good snow. The grooming was excelent when we found the groomed roads, but we found a lot of back trails and made many new trails of our own. We traveled 65 miles and returned to the snowpark before 5:30pm.

 

Mick led seven eager riders ranging from two relatively young riders that had not ridden in a couple of years to two in the geriatric stage on a ride from Blewett to the Mission Ridge overlook. The weather was overcast but visibility was good and the snow sugary. In the afternoon we had light intermittent snow/rain for a few minutes. We rode on some nicely groomed trails but mostly cross country avoiding roads that they were logging from and giving the group some excitement as we climbed the hill to the ski area. On the way home we dropped into some bowls that would have been difficult for all to climb back out of but greatly added to the adventure. We tested Micks preparedness using his saw to clear the last trail. We had about 65 miles on our sleds falling short of Micks advertised 90 miles but since he used almost a full tank of gas in his "Doo" he got us home just in time. All stopped at the Caboose in Cle Elum for an enjoyable dinner and recap of the day. There were no major incidents and everyone claimed to have had a good time.

 

As seen from the middle of the pack by Fred