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Sunday, April 3, 2011
Miller Peak MTB, October 2010
Arguably one of the state’s best rides, the Miller Peak loop offers miles and miles of cruiser singletrack with fantastic views. There’s some debate about which direction is best. Clockwise entails a fair amount of walking/pushing, but guarantees a longer downhill. Going counter-clockwise is easier to pedal up, but offers a shorter albeit more technical downhill. We chose to go clockwise for no particular reason other than to get the climbing over with sooner. The high point of the ride is a long traverse across the South Face of Miller Peak, with views that go on forever including Mount Rainier and the East Face of Stuart. We opted to take the short side trip to tag the top of Miller Peak before starting the descent. Regardless which way you go, this ride is definitely on par with the other classic rides in WA.