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DH59 (Non Feature DH)
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Distance: 15.5 mi / 24.9 km Traffic: Moderate

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At a Glance

The 1902 Yacolt Burn scorched 238,000 acres of virgin forest. That’s one third of the entire amount of timber lost to forest fires in Washington and Oregon that year. The burn from Fargher Lake to Yale, Washington’s shortest DH, is miniscule by comparison. But size isn’t everything. Just look at that Twistiness number. A corkscrew like this is worth riding even if its Character is penalized for dinkiness. Pavement is okay but some of the Engineering is so challenging, you’d be forgiven for thinking it dates back to pre-burn days. The trees-and-fields Scenery ain’t no raving hell either, now that logging seems to have replaced fire as the main threat to the forest. As for Remoteness, the nearby bright lights of bi-state Portcouver attract a lot of fireflies to this area. So you have to turn down the heat when you amble through Amboy and some of the more housed stretches. Still, the blast of corners outside Fargher Lake and the less intense blaze through the farmland of the Cedar Creek valley should prep you nicely for the final conflagration — an up and down inferno of curves between Chelatchie and the Yale junction. Burn, baby, burn.


 Riders Reviews:
"It's a great ride on a cruiser, especially if you continue on via (the first part of) DH4 & DH19, drop into Carson and take DH33 back west." -Brice

"Yeah, great riding and make sure you stop in at Nicks Tavern in Amboy for some great food." -Dean