Several years ago I did this ride. When people ask, I always tell them, it was the second hardest ride of my life.
It looks worse than that in this graph.
Just like that, we were beyond the inversion gripping Seattle and looking at the Cascades and the Sierras from the east.
And we're on our way to warm, sunny Mexico!
Iron Creek Campground is three hours south of Seattle, ten miles south of Randle. Lying in tent your tent at night you can hear the Cispus River rush by. Too …