Hurricane Ridge

A few weeks ago, Jason, our friend Joel, and I rode Hurricane Ridge.  A classic climb in Washington state's Olympic National Park.  It involves taking the 6:20 a.m. ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles, riding up a mountain, then back down, and taking the 12:45 p.m. ferry back. 

It was a spectacular day for a ride.  Other than getting a flat about half-way up, I had a great time (and reached the summit about 15 min faster than last time).  Honestly, I didn't mind getting the flat tire as I hardly ever get them, and always relish the chance to practice fixing them when it doesn't matter (as in a race). Here are some pictures from the day.

Arriving in Port Angeles.
Elevation profile.  The ride literally starts at sea level
(considering we ride right off the ferry), and tops out
at just over 5000 feet.

Jason and Joel riding off.

Somewhere partway up.

One of the tunnels.

Just keep climbing...

Just keep climbing...

The top!

Back at sea level and onto the ferry.  Just in time for
an afternoon of wandering around downtown Victoria.

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