September 14, 2015
Basically a loop around Tumalo Mountain. You can choose either the Swampy Lakes TH or the Dutchman Sno-Park as your beginning/endpoint. I prefer Swamp Lakes because it is closer to town. Either spot will provide immediate climbing though it seems more brutal leaving Dutchman Sno-Park. The trail is more of an alpine ride as compared to the Phil's Area. Twisting thru trail hugging trees, you finally reach the DH portion 3-4 miles from your finish. Don't relax though as there are plenty of rocks, roots and trees to negotiate along the way.