Working the New Line at Tokul East (Fall City, WA)


Grunt work

Trails don’t make themselves—that’s the job of the forest gnomes. And the gnomes were out in droves today at Tokul East (despite the concurrent Seahawks game). We discovered them digging in the dirt, sawing logs, building berms and working their magic to make the local riding routes in Seattle’s big backyard even better.

Forest gnomes

Members of Evergreen (Mountain Bike Alliance) and local riders spent the day building a new line to connect Last Frontier with Flowtron. We haven’t ridden it yet, but it should be good to go by the time of this post, thanks to the expert engineering and grunt work of such fellows as:

Jon Kennedy (...or forest creature?)


Scott Smith (or Texas Chainsaw Massacre stunt double?)

…plus numerous amazing others. Thanks to all who helped build the new line—it gives us something to look forward to next time we’re in this neck of the woods. Currently, the other trails along the hillside are in good shape despite the recent rain and snow melt.

Ady and Elie (heart) Tokul East

Ady blur (slow down, girl!)

For directions and trail beta, see my earlier post, It’s East vs. West: A Mountain Bike Showdown at Tokul Creek.

See you on the trail!

Angela Sucich, writer

About angelarides

I have many practical skills. I have a PhD in Medieval Literature. I can solder an LED hula hoop. Oh, and I ride and write about bikes.
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