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Cycle News 1979 12 05

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Trail riding to Badger Lake By Joe Wernex As we rode above timberline, three extinct volcanoes loomed in clear view. Mount Adams, towering 12,307 feet above sea level, looked close enough to scoop snow for our empty canteens. Mountains Rainier and St. Helens were only slightly further away. Like many riders, we tend to The state of Washington offers some of the most beautiful trail riding in the world. And much of it - 8S these pictures show - is found in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. 18 wear out our scooters on familiar terrain. The Cascade Mountains of Eastern Washington are our favorite haunt for summertime riding. This year, however, rain has been so scarce that we've taken to exploring new territory in hope of escaping the heat and dust. Rumors ot top notch trail riding had been floating out of southwest Washington for years, so this particu· lar weekend we headed for Gifford Pinchot National Forest and some of the most scenic trail riding in the state. How do you get there? I'll start the directions in downtown Randle on U.S. Highway 12. There we headed south on the Cispus Road. At 0.9 mile, bear left on Forest Service Road #123 to Cispus Center; at 9.3 miles a right turn on F.S. Rd. #112 cross the Cispus River and go left on F.S. Rd. 11103 (gravel). We found a place to park and camp within a couple of hundred yards, and it's a good place to start the ride. Down road 11103 for 1 ~ miles to Tongue Mountain Trail 1294. We set the spee

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