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Old 04-05-2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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Howdy! First post.

Today was sunny and 60's, which was the first really nice day we have had this Spring, so I decided to get out on the new '08 Yamaha WR250X I bought last month.

I headed out from my house on the Issaquah Plateau, dropped down into Fall City and continued on to Snoqualmie Falls. I wanted to stop and take a look, but there were tons of people out enjoying the day.

I took a left onto Mill Pond Rd. at the top of the Falls and made a nice slow loop around Borst Lake. The lake was named after Jeremiah Borst who settled there in 1858. Snoqualmie History I stopped along the way and took some pictures of a few of the many pieces of history that dot this landscape. Enjoy.

Old railroad bridge.






Borst lake with a view of the old Snoqualmie Lumber Mill in the background.



My new bike and some small hills.



I rode around the lake to the old mill and took a few pics. The whole area is owned by Weyerhaeuser now and they closed all of it off, so this was as close as I could get.





This building was HUGE!



Have not been able to find any info on this gentleman, so any help would be appreciated.



I left the lake and headed into the city of Snoqualmie to take a look at the historic railroad.

Crossed this cool little one lane bridge...



...and found this on the other side. The business was Est. in 1976.



Headed out to Railroad Ave and started back towards downtown.











Almost home. A view up the Carnation Valley with a small view of Mt. Baker.



What a great little ride and a nice way to start the day before work tonight.

Thanks for looking,

Brad
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:39 AM   #2
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Nice little ride thanks for sharing it and for your first post
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:59 AM   #3
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Love that area......
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:49 AM   #4
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My fiance used to work at that Weyerhauser facility. I'll have to ask him if he knows who W.W. Warren might be. At one point, they had an entire company town there, complete with school.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:44 PM   #5
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I went by Snoqualmie about 18 months ago as we travelled from Seattle to George. I figgered there was some good stuff around there.

We really like the road from Carson to Randle. You guys in Wa gots some good rides!

That wet stuff that keeps falling from the sky gets old though. Does it ever stop?
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #6
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Yes, Michael, it stops. Like today - 72 degrees and perfect riding weather.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:16 PM   #7
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I went by Snoqualmie about 18 months ago as we travelled from Seattle to George. I figgered there was some good stuff around there.

We really like the road from Carson to Randle. You guys in Wa gots some good rides!

That wet stuff that keeps falling from the sky gets old though. Does it ever stop?
yeah it stops off and on for half the year really we only have two seasons here wet and less wet from early July through mid September is the dry time of the year. nice first post I live not to far from there and I love the roads around there so much fun !
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:09 PM   #8
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cool area, i bring the kids up there to look at the trains / falls all the time. neat report. maybe we'll see you around sometime
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Weyerhaeuser; WW Warren, Snoqualmie Falls manager

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Thanks for the RR! Love the old SP&S and other railroad shots!
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From the City of Snoqualmie website:

Warren was the first manager of the new mill. He was considered 50 years ahead of his time in his attitudes toward participation in management. Always concerned for the welfare of his workers, he insisted the mill have its own hospital.

The huge building was Shed 3, where my fiance used to work. It had a lumber drop sorter inside - planed the wood, it was graded then dropped in separate bins, then conveyered to a package maker to assemble a unit of lumber. From there it was wrapped, then loaded onto flat beds as orders came in. The building with the tower is the old power plant.
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