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Old 09-28-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Sugarloaf Outlook to Chelan?

Hi guys, (especially Mr1911 fan). I was today at Sugarloaf outlook tower and was trying to get to lake Chelan. Is there any connecting road (ideally over Tyee ridge and to 25 mile Creek).

I could not find anything so I ended up going back to French Corners and to Andervoir only to find French Corrals closed due to missing bridge... (no sign) UGH!

GPS tracks later and the daily trip post - came back via mission creek and rode the Liberty - Beehive road at night - fun!
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:50 AM   #2
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French Corral to Ardenvoir is the way I know to get to Lake Chelan from Sugarloaf. From there you can go up over Shady Pass to 25 Mile Creek, or take Potato Creek to Navarre Coulee Rd. It might be Mud Creek to Navarre Coulee I forget now.

I rode French Corral to the construction Saturday. Had to turn around and go up the road to your right just before the construction spot. It goes up hill to Moe Ridge, which will drop back down to Ardenvoir if you turn the right way (left).
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:05 AM   #3
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Yeah, mylamkaw hit it. You can't get there from there, you have to backtrack a bit. Either of his routes will do it; you've got to go to Ardenvoir and then up the valley and across Slide Ridge.
Where was the missing bridge?


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Old 09-29-2014, 08:47 AM   #4
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"Had to turn around and go up the road to your right just before the construction spot. It goes up hill to Moe Ridge, which will drop back down to Ardenvoir if you turn the right way (left)."

This is the same way I went on Sunday but it "didn't make me happy"

Mainly because from Sugarloaf I could see high peaks to my right towards Chelan with visible roads on their sides so it should be possible to get to the tops... (But Moe ridge was fun with the half washed out road!)

The way I rode I ended up on 5320 and at the 8500 intersection.

What I was hoping was to find way down to Entiat river Rd, ideally somewhere near the Shady pass rd intersection
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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Quote:
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What I was hoping was to find way down to Entiat river Rd, ideally somewhere near the Shady pass rd intersection
Nope, singletrack only. That is all I am aware of besides going through Ardenvoir.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #6
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Singletrack - hmm if it's doable on BMW G650 Xcountry I am all ears!

Perhaps GPS track from one of your rides
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This shows the area pretty well:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5313093.pdf

I wouldn't ride those trails on an Xcountry. But I have never ridden that bike.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:01 PM   #8
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Good map - thanks!

Given I was able to finish Quartz mt solo on xcountry I think I am going to give it a shot next weekend and if things get hairy turn back.

From that map it looks like ideal way would be:

Sugarloaf -> Maverick Saddle -> Cougar Mtn -> Lake creek. The other look to have much more switch backs but of course all depends on the actual trail.

Will report lf I get there
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Quartz is an easy trail compared to what you are looking at here. Note the Black Diamonds on some of the trails. Look for the Blue or Green for easier trails.
I ride a lot of trails, and I would not ride your bike on those trails alone. (Well I wouldn't ride your bike on those trails with others...Right bike for right situations)
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Got it - thanks for the heads up!
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