From The Green River Country store to Bethal Ridge

This was a long planned trip starting in Tumwater WA and going through Enumclaw WA to the Green river area. From there we took forest service roads to the 410 HWY near Nile WA and then on up to Bethel Ridge. From Bethel Ridge we went to White Pass via HWY 12 and on home. The four photos below are provided by Steve.

Mount Rainier with out the usual clouds.

FS 7080 to FS 1900On the way to Bethel Ridge
On Bethel Ridge at almost 6,000 foot elevation looking down to HWY 12.

This is a earthen dam creating Rimrock lake of which we were detoured around to get home.

Exploring Again and Recording a route over Stampede Pass WA

So Steve and I took most of the day starting with breakfast at Chick Fil A in Puyallup WA then on to Greenwater and turned off at NF 70 to come out at Easton and Hwy ! 90. It was pavement for a while and then gravel roads and more gravel roads up to 5,000 feet elevation and back down to around 2,000 feet elevation. It was a lot of fun and Steve has a true GPX of the main road now so he will explore spur roads and other points of interest on his motor cycle. For another time we lost some railroad tracks on the I 90 side of the trip but we will figure out where they are hiding!!

This was the best scenic area for taking pictures on the whole trip and the fog burned off just at the right time for Mount Rainier to be visible with some low clouds hanging on.

Appears from the clouds

Steve caught me getting out of the Jeep.

Three action shots in the same area just for fun.

And a copy of our route for the day almost 49 miles of gravel roads.