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FRUMPS - Lake Wilderness - Green River Gorge
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We start by descending some curves to the Cedar River, then roll on rollers through the forest to Lake Francis Park for the first rest stop (mile 8). Next there is a straight one mile climb up 244th but we will regroup at the top. The bucolic Rock Creek Natural Area is inspiring, tranquil and one of my favorite sections. We will ride a short distance (0.4 mi) on hard pack gravel on the Lake Wilderness Trail to avoid the busy Hwy 169. Bring money for lunch at S'wiched (mile 20) [menu link below] or, if you prefer, there is also a Starbucks and Safeway next door. After lunch we head east to Ravensdale then south to through the forest to Cumberland and descend to the breathtaking Green River Gorge for a photo op. A gradual 4 mile climb brings us to Black Diamond. The final rest stop is at Lake Sawyer Regional Park trail head (mile 39) then some rollers and a short 12% descent brings us back to the start.
Start: Arrive by 9:45 am for the Route update and SMART talk.
Cue Sheet: Ride With GPS route link is below. If you would like a map and cue sheet, please print one.
Restrooms: At the start in the Lake Wilderness Lodge, Lake Francis Park (mile 8), S'wiched lunch stop (mile 20), Lake Sawyer Regional Park (mile 39).
RSVP: Click on the red "Register Now" button under the title above, then check the box for "Waiver Signature" and fill in the contact information. This will improve legibility and expedite sign-up at the start. Or, just come to the start and sign the hard-copy Liability Release there. There is no need to cancel if you sign up and decide not to ride.
Cancellation Policy: If weather conditions meet the "Showers cancel" criteria, a Ride Canceled note will be posted in the Comments below, at least 2 hours prior to the start and Ride Leader will not be at the start. If the weather looks questionable, please check here before leaving for the ride.
Contact: The Comments section below can be used, but texts to my cell phone 509-203-5772 will likely get a quicker response.