– Ben Martens

2010 WELS Rainier Ride Recap

Saturday (7/24) was the perfect day for our ride, if not a little bit warm. It was sunny and around 85 degrees. While I thought we might get a few riders from other area churches, it ended up being a group of four from Calvary: ScottK, DougW, FrankL and myself.

We met at the Safeway in Enumclaw and rode clockwise around Rainier, stopping in Packwood for lunch and gas. Paradise was our main sightseeing destination, but we stopped at Box Canyon and Reflection Lake along the way. Paradise ended up being so incredibly crowded that we didn’t stay for much more than a bathroom break.

By the end of the day, I had put 250 miles on my motorcycle and temporarily flattened my back side. We couldn’t have had a more beautiful day to do it though and I look forward to doing this again in the future!

The panorama at the top of this page is the view from Reflection Lake (it’s more impressive if the water is still.) The seven most recent pictures in the Rainier motorcycle ride gallery are from this trip.