The rolling hills of the palouse region await you on the Palouse to Cascades Trail.
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The Palouse to Cascades Trail: a guide to crossing Washington by bike
A guide to crossing Washington on The Palouse To Cascades Trail.
Palouse To Cascades Trail. Wrapup. Final Takeaways From The Ride.
Now that everything is done and my bike is basically clean, let’s talk about tires, chain lube, and mud.
Palouse To Cascades Trail. Day 4. Escure Ranch to Tekoa
Nothing but darkness and despair await you in Tekoa
Palouse To Cascades Trail. Day 3. Warden to Escure Ranch
From Warden to Escure Ranch.
Palouse To Cascades Trail. Day 2. Ellensburg to Othello
From Ellensburg, over the Columbia, to Othello.
Intro to Capitol Forest
Capitol State Forest is an absolute wonderland of gravel. The nearly one hundred thousand acres of land is managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and contains almost six hundred miles of gravel roads. It is a destination for hikers, horseback riders, campers, and dirt bike enthusiasts. It is also home to some amazing single track for mountain bikers.
The Elbe Multi Strada
Back in May of 2015, a friend invited me to a self-supported gravel ride in the hills around Elbe and Eatonville put on by a local frame builder. The ride was in its second year, and looked like it would be a fun chance to explore some places that I had never been on a bike. I figured that forty-ish miles with 4k of vertical would be hard, but well within my limits.
I was wrong of course..
How it All Began
What began as a seemingly ridiculous plan over beers at a dining room table in 2014, has grown into an annual ride across the cascades filled with gravel, good beer, and great friends.