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Paradise

A PNW class, starting at Longmire and with an easy descent of Skate Creek Road before the long climb to Paradise.

The roads traveled, the roads to come

I started this ride by entering through the Park entrance at Longmire and parking in the day use lot behind the lodge.

Babyshoe Pass

Cascade gravel with resplendent views of lakes, mountains, and trees.

Mt Adams visible ahead

I’d been planning this ride for months ever since reading about the climb to Babyshoe Pass in BQ. The climb from Highway 12 to the summit at the intersection with FS 2150 has an average grade of 6% and a max grade of 20% with soft, loose gravel and rough washboard making it tough to keep traction and rhythm.

Golden trees

Enjoyable hike in perfect fall conditions. Started hiking around 10am with air temperature just above freezing so dress appropriately. The trail is in good condition but lacks any signage so be sure to follow the directions, particularly bearing to the right at the T. Arrived at the ridge around noon.

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