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RBMann 05-09-2019 09:41 AM

Ride to Ellensburg Pass, WA
More good weather this week and another chance to practice my dead lift. I planned to go by Mt.Rainier and to Naches on Hwy 410 but when I checked Cayuse and Chinook Passes are still closed. So I-90 to Ellensburg then over Ellensburg Pass to Naches and back over Durr Rd. through Umtanum Canyon. Here is a map for you know who-

A water canal near Cle Elum-

I recently saw a photo of B & B in Cle Elum that was an old railroad worker's bunkhouse. Looks like it almost burned down. I wonder if it will be rebuilt-

While looking for photo opps of Mt. Stewart I found a man's home is his castle-

Beautiful wild flowers were everywhere-

Just like last week, the 1890s were a tough time with diseases at the Thorp Cemetary-

RBMann 05-09-2019 09:59 AM

Nice old school house south of Ellensburg-

Mt. Rainier under the clouds, near Ellensburg Pass-

S photos on Ellensburg Pass Rd in the rain, 2003-

I took three wrong roads until I found a place to rest. My nemesis, rock strewn climbs on dirt roads. Bessie got tried and took a rest. About 30 minutes before this my GPS went blank. Was it an omen. Reboot and it worked again-

Nice lunch view on Maloy Rd, FS-1713-

One of the wrong turns that led to a mud bog-

RBMann 05-09-2019 10:05 AM

Forest Service was out setting fires-

Snack and gas then head up Naches-Wenas Rd looking for Durr Rd.-

Same spot 16 years ago on the S-

When I started up Durr Rd there was a dead end sign. As I was running late at this point I took Hwy 821 through Yakima Canyon to Ellensburg then home-

When I built this route it was 8.5 hrs including Duur and another little loop off 410. Back home the whole ride took 10 hrs.

wswartzwel 05-09-2019 01:23 PM

Thanks for the ride reports.

ricky racer 05-25-2019 06:16 PM

I love ride reports, thank you.

Chris Canning 05-26-2019 04:05 AM

Great photos and report grave yards always tell a story and just a world away from over here with wooden houses give us more.

Droptarotter 05-26-2019 09:36 PM

Thanks for the map!


brentw1 05-28-2019 09:07 AM

looks like it did in 1970 when I spent summers there.

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