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Sunday - June 9, 2013
Chuckanut Mountain & Larrabee
The days activities will be centered around Larrabee State Park
East Entrance, 245 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229.
8:30 AM Breakfast Skylarks Hidden Cafe
1308-B 11th Street, Bellingham WA 98225 phone: (360)[masked]
Join us in the Fairhaven historic district for breakfast as we fuel up for the days activities.
We will choose an available location near the day-use shelters and band shell area as a meet-up base to access the Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Area trail system via short unicycle rides or by vehicles. There is a band shell and restrooms at this location. Vehicle parking is by Discovery Pass permit only in many location. Larrabee State park and the surrounding area have access to salt water beaches, tide pools, view points, overlooks, hiking and the Interurban Trail.
Please note that some of the rides scheduled for the Chuckanut Mountain trail system require advanced skills and endurance.
10:00 AM Morning Chuckanut Mountain Meet-up - after being transported up Cleator Road to the Fragrance Lake Road trail head. Descend Fragrance Lake trail (0.8 miles -300') to Fragrance Lake and circle around the north shore. Descend Two Dollar Trail (1.5 miles -430') to Cleator Road, and back to Larrabee by the Interurban trail. This ride is for advanced riders and will be on rough single track rock covered trails with drops, steep terrain, and muddy sections. Allow one hour or more to complete this 5 mile ride. Plan on stopping a moment on Two Dollar Trail to enjoy the water fall. If interest is shown by the group to increase the difficulty of the ride the drop off point will be moved up Cleator Road to the end and Double Diamond Trail (0.8 miles -800') will be taken to Fragrance Lake. We have planned this ride to be almost all down hill so those who are tired from the previous day(s) climbing will be able to enjoy some challenges without the added effort of climbing to get it.
12:30 Lunch Picnic We will meet-up for lunch at Larrabee State Park near the band shell and then choose a spot to enjoy. Bring your own picnic basket or brown bag lunch. Test out the many urban and natural features. Chuckanut sandstone features abound here. We may decide to move the lunch to one of the beaches depending on preferences.
2:00 PM Afternoon Chuckanut Mountain Meet-up - first preference if any hardy souls remain to complete an epic journey will be Upper Ridge Trail, Middle Ridge Trail, and Lower Ridge Trail (Map) from the top of Cleator Road to North Lost Lake Trail. Turn right a few feet to Salal Trail and then descend Lower Salal Trail, back to North Lost Lake Trail and come out at Arroyo Park for pickup or ride back to Larrabee on the Interurban Trail. This up and down ridge back trail is not all that well suited for unicyclist. But the multiple view points and 200' sandstone cliffs along this ridge with views looking both east (Mt Baker, the Sisters, and Cascades) and west (Puget Sound,the San Juan Islands, the Olympics, Vancouver Island) are remarkable. It is one of the local trail runners favorites. Distance to Arroyo Park is about 5.5 miles mostly descending. I've completed this uni-hike in two hours on well worn exhausted legs that climbed 3000 vertical feet of trail the day before. This route is up for discussion and a tamer ride may be what is actually completed.
6:30 PM Dinner Mambo Italiano
[masked]th St., Bellingham, WA 98225 phone: (360)[masked]
Come join us for a 'no host' concluding celebration!