Sunday, April 24, 2011

#30DaysofBiking: Upper Grand Ridge Trail

Grand Ridge Park is a wonderful bit of green land that is just a few pedal strokes from my door. This morning I ride the Octocog up the Issaquah-Fall City Road and turn right at the upper portion of the Grand Ridge Trail.

Great trails like this don't just happen, people work hard to make them. The Washington Trails Association has work parties where you can get involved and make a difference. The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance has work parties as well. Trail work is fun and as I've noted before, quite rewarding. Trails like Grand Ridge are one of the many rewards of such work.

Of course, there's still some work to be done.

I tend to be the guy who has to see where the smaller trail goes, so I check out the less-improved spur trail that winds up popping me out on the pavement at 280th Drive.

I point the Octocog down the hill and head for home. I'll ride the lower part of the Grand Ridge Trail another day.

Keep 'em rolling,

Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
Issaquah WA USA


Anonymous said...

Picture #4 looks like the classic shot of Bigfoot off to the left of the path. (unless you actually look at the full size pic). I've found nothing that exotic in all of my riding in Rhode Island. All we have are geese.

Sven said...

Nice picture of white trillium flower in picture 6.

Arleigh Jenkins said...

You are my motivation of late. Thank you