Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Snoqualmie Tunnel Open!

Date: July 5th, 2011
Distance: 42 miles

Well, it is July 5th, so the official opening of the Snoqualmie tunnel. I decided to check it out. So I rode up from the Cedar Falls trail head. What a beautiful opening day too! It was sunny and clear. The ride up was a breeze. Lots of other people out hiking or riding. There was some kind of Mountains to Sound Greenway event going on. Even a few people on horses.

The tunnel is open, but not much has changed. There are a few sections of tunnel that have been patched up. Most of the tunnel is still the dark, muddy, dripping tunnel that it has always been. After almost 20 miles of ridding uphill on a hot sunny day, the cold and damp was great. I did noticed the strong odor of horse poop, though. I hope that isn't a permanent feature.

I didn't hang out much on the east side of the tunnel. Just took some pictures and went back though. Then it was a race down to Cedar Falls. I love screaming down the trail. It took me just an hour to get back to the trail head. Yee-haw!


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