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Mt. Bonaparte - A Tale of Two Trails

Long a popular trek with Boy Scouts staying at Camp Bonaparte below, Mt. Bonaparte is a wooded, alpine island in a sea of rolling farmland. It’s also one of the few fire lookouts still manned in high fire season, giving a historical aspect to this high perch.

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Buck Mountain Ride

Ask just about any Methow Valley local what their go-to mountain bike ride is, and there is a fair chance they’ll respond, “Buck Mountain.” A balanced mixture of Forest Service Roads, jeep roads, and fantastic singletrack, Buck Mountain has a little for everyone complete with spectacular ridgeline views overlooking the Methow Valley. ...
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Faster Without Pedaling

Alright ya'll it is getting near mountain bike season. Let's get ready to ride! Check out this video Faster Without Pedaling to learn some new tricks of the trade.
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Tiffany Highlands - Epic or Stupid Adventure?

A fine line separates an epic adventure from complete stupidity, as discovered on a unique alpine mountain bike loop through the Tiffany Highlands, an endeavor barely completed through the power of optimism.

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Salt Hill Surprise

This double-track road system – suited to walking, trail running, and mountain biking – is a huge surprise. It’s almost a magic trick that a landscape appearing so nondescript at the start can hide so many topographic, geologic, and scenic aces.

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Box Canyon Peak Wanderings

This circuit is more obscure than many trip options around Lake Bonaparte but it gives walkers, mountain bikers, and trail runners already familiar with the area new ground to explore.
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Tough Mudding the Border Camp Trail

Has the world gone crazy when wanna-be tough guys prove their machismo on manufactured obstacle courses? What kind of fatuous people pay $200 to complete a phony course like a Tough Mudder when, for free, they could walk the Border Camp Trail, a real obstacle course where they could actually disappear?

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Bonaparte - Lost Lake Mountain Bike Loops

Whether you start at the Bonaparte Campground or the Lost Lake Campground, a number of mountain biking loops using a combination of paved roads, gravel roads, doubletrack, and singletrack provide a good workout and and access scenic viewpoints overlooking the area.
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Pipsissewa Trail

A fun short walk (or mountain bike ride) from the Bonaparte Lake Campground to rocky cliffs providing a very scenic overlook of Bonaparte Lake. The views from the top of the cliffs extend south into Central Washington, north into Canada.

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Crawfish Lake Bike Loop

The bike loop from Omak encompassing Riverside, the Tunk Valley, Crawfish Lake, Haden Creek, and finally the French Valley is a cross-bike classic taking in a diverse mixture of agricultural lands, sagebrush country, ranch lands, national forests, a mountain lake, and the Colville Reservation.