Today’s Summer Swing route brought 12 intrepid riders through the backroads outside of Lake Creek and Butte Falls. With temperatures in the 90s and lots of steep gravel of varying texture, plus a hike-a-bike section or two, completing the ride was no small feat, but everyone managed to get through the entire thing without incident. It was a great day and I hope to return to continue exploring the vast network of roads this particular area has to offer. Thanks to everyone who showed up, and enjoy the photos!
Taking off up Obenchain Road.
Obenchain Road gets rough.
Climbing out of the rocky stuff.
Exiting Obenchain’s rough stuff.
Nice wide gravel on North Obenchain.
Old railroad grade road near Butte Falls.
Pretty fun and unique.
Heading up the first long climb.
Close to the top, looking back down.
Winding along the ridgeline above the clearcut.
Close to the top.
First view toward the valley.
Twists and turns.
Getting a little narrower.
Climbing up some rough stuff.
Mcloughlin once more.
Top of the climb. Fun road.
Paved descent on Salt Creek Road.
Gravel for the final two miles of Salt Creek Road.