Biking (MTB) 5:00:00  26.0 mi (11:32 / mi)
Started with a bit of cross-country bike walking until we picked up the skyline trail. There was a brief 2min of riding before we headed up the 2000ft of climbing to Untaneum ridge. The hike-a-bike was pretty tough and steep but we had a good tail wind push. Once we got on the ridge the views were amazing with Adams, Rainier and the Stuart range all visable. The ridge riding was rocky and rough and windy, but it was nice to actually ride the bike. When we reached Durr road I went over the map with Glenn and we dicided to check out "Break on through" trail just down from the ridge on Durr. The first 1/4mi was there, but then the trail disappeared in the burned landscape. We gave up on that option and instead rode Durr all the way out. By that point the wind was coming head on to us so climbing out of the creek into the wind was brutal. My energy tank was running low so we abandoned the Manashtash ridge trails option and instead took the pavement back into E-burg. The headwind was very tough and my legs were on the verge of cramping. Once we turned the corner at McD's in town it was a 20+MPH ride downwind back to the truck. After we finished we drove down to the take-out and used my packraft to retrieve the canoe from the opposite bank. Good tough adventure.
Future Planning: Figure 8 loop, Park at the Roza creek takeout. Ride the hwy upstream to Ringer. Bikeraft dwonstream to Roza creek. Bike over skyline trail to south TH and back to car via paved roads and hwy. 18mi paddle and ~36mi bike.