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post #1 of 16 Old 08-04-2010, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Mt. St. Helens

I left work a wee bit early on Friday from Seattle and camped down in the Gifford pinchot national Forest for 2 days this past weekend. I took a variety mountain pass roads, forest service roads and gravel roads around the area. All in all it was a great little trip, with great roads and weather! here are some pics:
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KLR Packed up at my first stop on HWY 410 near Sunrise
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Tower Rock
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Tower Rock
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First night at camp
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Mmmm. Dinner!
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-04-2010, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Me and the KLR at camp

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The essentials

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Berthing arrangments

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Breakfast Saturday morning

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At the entrance to the campground

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post #3 of 16 Old 08-04-2010, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Gravel road leading in to Tower Rock CG

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FS Road 23 heading back into Randle, WA for gas

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Low Cloud cover at the Randle one stop before heading out to Mt. St. Helens

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Waterfall on FS Road 26 heading up to Windy Ridge observation point

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About half way up FS 26, and just entering the blast zone from the 1980 eruption

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In the "Compass Needle forest" on FS 26
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361 steps to the top of Windy Ridge
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Mt. St. Helens
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The Pumice Plain
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Spirit lake
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The KLR in front of the Volcano
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FS RD 28 on the way back to camp via Mosquito meadows
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At a pull off of FS RD 28
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Same Pull off
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Late lunch at the Mt. Adams Cafe in Randle, WA (lot's of bikes in and out the whole time I was there)
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The only shot of Mount Ranier that kind of came out on my stop at Paradise off of way 706 on my way home Sunday.

Well that's about all of them. It was a pretty awesome trip. Can't wait to do it again!
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Awesome trip! Thanks for sharing.
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Very nice pics indeed! Looks like an awesome way to spend the weekend
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-05-2010, 07:58 AM
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Very nice ride report and pictures!

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Looks like a dope trip!




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