Michael was busy so Bobby and I rode out to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and decided to check out Rat Trap Pass. With a name like that, how can you resist?

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It rained very slightly as we rode the boring asphalt out to the turnoff for Rat Trap Pass. That was okay with us, though, since it made better mud puddles in which to play and all the potholes were filled with water. Hooray!

The forest smelled fresh from the rain

The woods are lovely, dark and deep...

It had been a busy winter for Mother Nature and we had to pick our way around several fallen trees and through some fairly thick rock falls across the road. This pretty waterfall was near a place where the road had been washed out the year before but repaired so we could pass easily.

Pretty waterfalls

Bobby taking a breather at the falls

Finally, though, our way was thoroughly blocked by a glacier the size of a house. We walked on it for a while, trying to figure how to get our bikes up on it since the other side looked like it was easy going. After a couple of messy tries and a few half-serious dares, we decided to turn around and head back to Darrington. Oh well, we'll have to come back with shovels!

Bobby's bike, looking like it's ready to go!

A bit too big to jump

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