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Pedal the Pinchot(4 posts)

Pedal the PinchotMiklos
Jul 22, 2002 6:01 AM
Here are a few shots of that I took while riding the Pedal the Pinchot. This ride leaves from Swift Forest Camp and the turn around point is 44 miles away on Windy Ridge of Mt St Helens. Total elevation gain is stated to be 11,400 feet in the 88 miles.

This is the first view of Mt St Helens from Clearwater veiwpoint.

This is Mt Rainier in the distance

Some of the hills by Spirit Lake, still bare from the eruption.

Spirit Lake

Mt Adams in the distance

The best view of Mt St Helens crater rim from just above Windy Ridge viewpoint

The turnaround point, Windy Ridge viewpoint. Don't know the MTB'er.

The support for this ride is certainly not the best, but as it gains in popularity, that should improve. For more info on this ride-

re: Pedal the PinchotB2
Jul 22, 2002 6:25 AM
I did this ride for the first time this year. Excellent ride! Couldn't have asked for a better day. And best of all I got to put my new bike to the test. It climbs like a champ and is as nimble as can be on the descents.

Jul 22, 2002 7:57 AM
"as nimble as can be on the descents". There are some great decents on this ride. Not the fastest I've ever been on, but the curves just seem to be matched to the grade, leaving it easy to double the curve warning speed. Most down hill sections were coasted at 40-45 mph.

Did you do Tour deBlast this year also?

Yep - Views on Tour de Blast weren't as good thoughB2
Jul 22, 2002 1:51 PM
The best view on Pinchot was when you rounded the corner and immediately went from green forest and meadow to volcanic destruction in a matter of yards. Quite the impact!