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Old 08-05-12, 04:19   #1
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My friend Gregg and I headed up to Windy Ridge Saturday afternoon. Had a awesome ride up and didn't want to stop, hence no pic's till we got to the Windy Ridge view point.







Mt Adams off in the distance.



Road fs99 heading back down from Windy Ridge.



Spirit Lake at the base of the mountain. It's been thirty + years yet there's still alot of trees still floating on the lakes surface after being blasted off the mountainside.



Another viewpoint down the road. That hill behind Gregg is where the Windy Ridge view point is and the fs99 ends.



FS99 and the surrounding scenery.



As Gregg and I continued down the mountain, I caught the unmistakeable silouete of a Street Triple heading up to Windy Ridge. I hung a u-turn and caught up to the rider. We stopped at the Windy Ridge viewpoint and did the meet/greet/pic's thing. Sven(hope I spelled it corectly) was the owner of the sweet 2011.



A few minutes later, three riders from the PNWRiders forum showed up. We chatted for a bit before deciding to joining forces and ride back down the mountain.

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Old 08-05-12, 07:48   #2
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The sheer power of mother nature is astounding. A good third of that mountain is just ****ing gone.

Beautiful pics, looks like a good time was had.
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Old 08-06-12, 02:03   #3
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Yes, you spelled it correctly. 'was fun to meet you guys & gal. I headed back through Cougar.
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sweet, when's the next ride up
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there aren't many more beautiful roads than the mt. st. helen's ride...
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Looks beautiful dude

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Nice ride! I was going to do the same on Sunday morning but I ran out of time so ended up doing a cougar/carson loop only early AM. A pic of the mountain from the same weekend, but a different angle at 7:45ish AM:

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Picture of the year right there. BRAVO good sir. BRAVO!
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Nice!
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Many years ago (actually, over a decade), Triumph would hold a RAT Raid around the country. In WA, it was called the Volcano Raid, I was lucky enough to attend one and it was a highlight of my time in the PNW.

The area is one which everyone needs to ride at least once in their life. And if it's in the summer, it's even better.


Cool post, and thank you for letting me take a trip down memory lane...
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