|Burger at Home Fries|
Normally mile sixty marks the beginning of a two mile long tunnel, but when I arrived two days ago the entrance was closed off with a chain link fence; a sign noted "Tunnel Closed, Open in the Spring." Spring started three weeks ago, and due to a crazy low snow year the ground has been free of the white stuff for over a month and a half. Oh well, I had plenty of food and half a bottle of water; it was time to find another way over the Pass.
|Crossing Humback Cr|
A short descent from the trail head took me to the Denny Creek Road. From here it's a five mile ascent up to The Pass. I love this road, it's smooth, scenic and, due to a couple of downed trees, nearly devoid of automobile traffic.
When I reached the Pass I stopped in to check out the Pass Life development and was happy to see a new coffee shop and even happier to see a new brewpub - DruBru. I was tempted to stop in but I was running late so I dropped down the east side and coasted into the cabin. Time for a beer in front of the fire.