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Old 08-27-2014, 03:43 AM   #1
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WA in October

I will be in Washington, mid October and am thinking about sneaking in some trail time while I am there. Will the weather still be decent? I'm looking to ride easy to moderate single track, as I will more than likely be by myself, and would appreciate some suggestions on where to ride. My dirt bike is street legal, mostly.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:40 AM   #2
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will it rain in october?

Probably. Takes care of the dust. We try to time our rides in between rainy periods. It is generally cooler but not real cold. Where will you be staying. If people know that, they can direct you to riding areas.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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Early October can be hit or miss with the weather. The east side of the mountains is more likely to be reliable, but a freak early snowstorm might shut things down prematurely.

Where will you be based?
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:04 PM   #4
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I'm going hunting in an area north of Wenatchee, but if it wraps up early I will end up in Tacoma for the remainder of my time there. I should have a few days available, so I'm okay travelling across the state to ride.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:34 PM   #5
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I'm going hunting in an area north of Wenatchee, but if it wraps up early I will end up in Tacoma for the remainder of my time there. I should have a few days available, so I'm okay travelling across the state to ride.

There's lots of riding near Wenatchee and north. 1911fan or one of the other central WA regulars will chime in soon with recommendations, I'm sure

As for Tacoma, you're not far from Belfair/Tahuya and Capitol Forest -- both are ORVs
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:55 PM   #6
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As for Tacoma, you're not far from Belfair/Tahuya and Capitol Forest -- both are ORVs
I'm 15 minutes from Capital Forest if you find yourself in Tacoma. Although Capital Forest does close for the winter starting October 31st I believe. They may have pushed it out till the end of November now that I'm thinking about it. What is your skill level/experience?
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:51 PM   #7
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This is my third season riding - so I'm honing my skills and gaining confidence. I ride mostly intermediate/blue trails here and will tackle expert trails with guidance.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:26 AM   #8
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Devil's Gulch Trail. Or the WABDR, from here to Chelan, fun day ride. You can go up behind Cashmere and ride trails for days, too.
Where will you be hunting?

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Old 08-28-2014, 08:05 AM   #9
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I second devils gulch... Also should ride Mad River up from leavenworth and check out the two lookouts if they aren't snowed in by then. Both trails are a easy-intermediate level... Lots of side trails that can be hard though. Post up again before you go, there are usually people to ride with
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:08 AM   #10
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Devil's Gulch Trail. Or the WABDR, from here to Chelan, fun day ride. You can go up behind Cashmere and ride trails for days, too.
Where will you be hunting?

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I will look those up.

I'm waiting to here back on the where... apparently the usual spot near Carlton may have gone up in flames.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:22 AM   #11
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Probably did, over 250,000 acres burned. Fire is contained, thanks to the weather and some rain, though still burning within the perimeter. I'd be looking hard at Plan B right now.
Mrs1911fan and i are going up north and east to look for whitetails. She won't eat mule deer.


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Old 08-29-2014, 01:31 PM   #12
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This is my first time hunting and I'm going with my Dad. I can't wait! I'm just glad I made it out to camp with him a few years ago to see his favorite area. I was a litte heart broken to hear about the fire. I'm glad they are getting it contained. I just hope we are able to go and that I get my first deer while I am there.

Once I know of where I'll be, I'll post it in here. I'd like to check out the trails in my home state. The last time I took my bike, I tore a tendon in my foot unloading it... 30 minutes after I had arrived. lol
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