Saturday dawned with clear skies and a warm breeze. I got up at 6:00 AM to go see some friends who were moving to Utah off on their journey. They didn't finally get loaded, and the trailer all connected until a hair after 9:00 AM. By then, the day was already beginning to be T Shirt weather. Things were really looking good for Danny's ride.
about twenty minutes before we were du to leave, the bikes started rolling into the parking lot at the Gas Plus here in Morton. Not a great turn out on such a lovely day. But considering this was mostly an event for local riders, and the same weekend as the Spring Opener, I wasn't expecting too much. But we still had a good turn out.
We pulled out and headed west on Hwy 508, and made a nice 40 mile loop back to town before heading off to Mt Rainier for the day.
After a short stop back at the Gas Plus, we headed up north to Elbe before heading east to Mt Rainier, and Paradise.
From there, well..I'll just let the photos tell the rest of the tale. It was a great day for a ride, and a good time to ride with friends. If you ever get the chance to ride up to Paradise take it. I must admit, I think a summer weekday might be better, to avoid some of the crowds, but anytime on Rainier is a good time. Especially if you're on a bike!!
|Did you notice the deer?|
|A couple more.|
|A little loose gravel in a construction zone.|
|Reflection Lake, frozen and covered in snow in mid June.|
|Lousie Lake, just a couple miles down the road.|
Catch ya on the road sometime...