We stopped to check out the view from the North end of Cushman Ridge.
Lake Cushman and our Survey GPS Control point "A101". One of our GPS receivers sat here for six hours measuring the location and elevation of this point on the surface of the earth to within 1/4 of an inch.
The road across the valley is the one we wished to explore today. You can see it off in the distance.
Tod and his 650 X-Challenge and Sylvia and her XT 350.
Lake Cushman in the foreground and Hood Canal behind.
Lake Cushman again.
Sylvia riding up the unmaintained FS road we saw from across the valley.
Stopping for pictures, Robert, Sylvia, and Tod.
At the end of the old FS road we stopped and Robert and I climbed to the top of the mountain to see the view.
Looking back at the ridge we had been at a few hours earlier. Hood Canal at the top right of the picture.
Hood Canal and the Skokomish Estuary.
The road we came up.
A little piece of Lake Cushman.
Robert and Sylvia heading back down the Mountain.
Mt. Rose. You can see the burnt trees form last years Lake Cushman Fire on the left.
The remains from the fire are clearer in this picture. On the left you can see where it ran up the very steep slopes from the lake.
A Dakar's view of the gang.
Heading back home. Sylvia & I did 135 miles and Tod, coming from Mukilteo, another 100+ miles.
We'll have to keep these old roads open now. The FS has no money to maintain them.